REGISTER APRIL 1
Dynamic Water Media with Rene Eisenbart
August 4 — 10, 2019
Intensional play is our path to discovery in this process-driven experience as we integrate paint with texture. We’ll also explore invented color, value, shape and other design principles while creating our own personal works of art. Texture stimulates both sight and touch. We find sensual joy in experiencing a tactile surface. Being visually active, textured paintings feel more dynamic and we emotionally connect. Texture can be on the surface (visual) or raised above the surface (dimensional). It can be applied before painting, over the paint or even added at a later stage. Learn to create textured paper then paint your subject in watercolor on the surface. Breathe new life into unfinished or unloved paintings while enhancing the concept behind your work by overlaying texture and patterning. Rene provides demonstrations and individual guidance. Regular art shares allow us to learn from each other. Open to beginners or advanced students.
Class material fee: $20
CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Students need to bring:
Note: Discount available at www.merriartist.com
- Watercolor painting supplies: Paints, palette, water pot, brushes, cloth (or paper) towels
- Reference photos (images with a strong value pattern that will make a pleasing design)
- 3 full sheets watercolor paper, either 300 or 140# — I like Arches but lesser quality WC paper can be OK when coated with acrylic Plastic card (like hotel key card)
- White pencil
- Soft black pencil
- Spray bottle
- Tracing paper
- X-acto knife
- Tape (low tack such as blue painters)
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2019
Captivated by the human form and creatures of the natural world, Rene Eisenbart’s work reveals their intrinsic character. Layers of patterning and glazes of dancing color evoke a feeling of movement. Organic textures from owing paint create shapes of light and shadow that dene her work. Rene finds the creative process exhilarating and loves to experiment just to see what will happen,
allowing the “imperfections” that make her paintings unique.
In 2008, Rene left a 25 year career as an artist for The Oregonian to make her way in the world of fine art. Reinventing herself required a willingness to risk, to fail and to grow. Pursuing her passion for teaching, traveling and painting continues to inform the art she makes. Rene is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, Western Federation Watercolor Society
and International Society of Experimental Artists. Her work is being accepted in local, national and international shows where it often wins awards. She teaches classes in her studio in Portland’s Tualatin Mountains and leads art retreats and workshops around the globe.