24/03/2017

IN NATURE - Oil painting with Bodil Eide and Paulo Borges

This course offers an introduction to the world of oil painting. It uses carefully structured exercises to gradually develop your capacity for observing the natural. The aim is to train as much your sensitivity to colour as your technical skills.

Those that have never painted will receive instruction about the equipment, paints and mediums. Those with experience will receive instruction tailored to their level to help them improve.

The program will include three fundamental aspects:

  1. The basics of painting: light and dark
  2. Observation and mixing of colour
  3. The language of the paint brush and painting in layers

Together, we will look at the history of oil painting. We will study paintings by many of the timeless masters of the European tradition. Some, like Velasquez, Rembrandt, Goya, Sargent and Manet, will be looked at in more depth, as they were very technical painters, sensitive to light and dark and superior colours, and their way of expressing themselves was very natural.

Bodil and Paulo have been teaching art together since 2007. They are part of an international community of artists and art teachers who study and practice with the South African artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky (rosenclaire) in Florence, Italy.

They have running courses in observation painting and drawing, as it is a great introduction to the language of art, develops one’s presence of mind, visual and creative thinking. They also work with children, teachers, and young artists. They offer ‘in depth’ teaching, where students explore their real creative capacities, through structured tools and strategies.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at artandcraft@cerdeiravillage.com

https://www.cerdeiravillage.com/en/art-craft/artist-week/oil-painting-with-bodil-eide-and-paulo-borges

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