About the workshop:
Julie’s layering technique gives you a powerful foundation for painting deep and luscious abstracts. You’ll be guided to enter the painting process naturally, ease into your own personal marks and forms, and weave beautiful depth and complexity. Julie will demonstrate how to find the story in the “beautiful mess” and bring it out by enhancing its drama and visual flow.
You’ll leave with an acrylic painting that embodies three vital keys to successful abstract painting: meaning, naturalness,
and spatial depth and flow. Along the way, you'll gain discernment and come to understand abstract painting more fully.
About the Artist:
Julie creates dramatic abstract art that speaks to the heart and spirit. She is passionate about teaching three vital qualities of powerful abstract painting:
meaning, naturalness, and spatial depth & flow. Julie holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from Barnard College in New York City, where she studied with first-generation abstract expressionist Milton Resnick. Julie’s luscious artworks have won many awards and were featured in a retrospective solo exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. Julie teaches on the faculty of the Sedona Arts Center School of the Arts.
See Julie’s art and sign up for her inspiring Beauty Spirit Note at www.julieengelmann.com .
Supplies to bring:
- Acrylic paints*.
- One sheet of heavy, smooth paper (hot press is ideal)**, size 18×24”.
- Liquitex Acrylic Gloss Medium & Varnish (or similar) (slightly diluted with water 10:1).
- Brushes – soft, synthetic (good sizes: 1½”, #12, #8).
- Suggested: low, wide plastic container (food- type) for keeping paint moist
- Flat surface for mixing (e.g. pie tin).
- Large water cup(s)
- Soft absorbent paper towels, such as Viva.
- Tarp (any kind) to protect floor
- Packed lunch.
- Pillow case for back of chair
- Towel for bottom of chair
- Note that tables will be used, not easels.
- Smock (if use one)
*Acrylic colors: just bring what you have. Suggested: White, Cadmium yellow light, Cad yellow deep, Cad red light,
Quinacridone magenta, Phthalocyanine blue, Red oxide. Also helpful: Cad red medium, Cerulean, any purple, any green.
**Note: Julie can provide hot press paper at cost (approx. $4/sheet); or all supplies ($16) if you email her to reserve them
Also bring: Lunch & favorite beverage
Note: Coffee and hot tea provided by EVAA