January 1, 2013

Gabriel Mark Lipper’s
Fine Art and Oil Painting Classes for 2013

The New Year is a perfect time to start from the top.  This term, we will be sharpening our artistic tools and readying ourselves for an exciting year of artistic exploration.  This term will be spent drawing and painting still lifes.  Nothing hones our ability to see like the study of several inanimate objects placed in various interactive spatial relationships. The still life allows us to get quickly beyond our preconceived notions of how we think things are supposed to be, and begin to see them as they are.  The finite nature of these studies forces us to still our minds.  It’s only when we draw and paint from this place of presence, that great art is possible.  I hope that you will join me in slowing down, and digging in to the work at hand.  Weather we’re at the beginning of our artistic journey, or nearing mastery, we all benefit from this exercise.  To the trenches!

June 11, 2012

Gabriel’s next session starts on Thursday night, June 14th

Deconstructing the Model, Painting from Life, and Inventing Color!
The first two weeks will be spent rigorously studying our subject, finding form, color, and value.  This is the jumping off point.  Next, we let our minds compose and create the next six paintings using only our studies as reference.  The process of watching our paintings evolve (or devolve) can be both fascinating and terrifying.  You may want to bring booze, or a security blanket.

Class Info.

May 2, 2012

SPRING Friday Art Class Starts May 11th

4 Nudes 8 Weeks

This session we will be spent testing our painting metal, and learning to trust our intuition.  Working for two weeks with each of our 4 models, we will compose our paintings through a couple of quick thumbnails, and dive into the business of painting.  We will begin by distilling the models movements into the principle forms that make up the figure.  The emphases will be on establishing a strong value range early in the painting.  4 paintings, 4 models, 8 weeks.  Bring your game face.