Welcome to my Archive/Blog. I hope you will enjoy this selection of past and current work. - Douglas Fryer
Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St.
Lowell, MI 49331
Please join me for this upcoming workshop at the beautiful, peaceful Franciscan Life Process Center!
Through lecture and demonstration, this workshop will reinforce the student’s understanding of composition, form and various methods of applying paint. Students will work on specific assignments, exploring ways of simplifying and abstracting the subject and compositions while adding endless variety to the marks and colors used. Students will be shown multiple ways of starting and building a painting both with direct and indirect procedures such as Alla Prima and glazing. This workshop inspires a more experimental approach, discovering new tools, methods, materials, as well as in adjusting elements of the painting, such as the value key/color palette, shapes and edges. A significant portion of the week will be spent learning about and experimenting with the concept of abstraction, and the integration of methods that describe or mimic nature with those that express the nature of our materials, tools and intuition. I do demonstrations every day of the workshop.
Students who have previously attended “Suggesting Reality” will enjoy building upon those principles in this class.