The Hood River Art Club is hosting a workshop by artist Nancy Houfek-Brown who will teach techniques for taking a small image and enlarging it.
Nancy says, “I often struggle to get proportions, foreshortening, or perspective accurately drawn when I’m transposing a small work (or a photograph) onto a larger surface. Over my forty years of painting, I’ve come up with several solutions involving the use of a grid to create the drawing for a large work.”
In this workshop, Nancy will examine different techniques and materials to overlay a grid, how to measure for the transfer, and how to get the new drawing to come to life on a larger surface. Please bring a small work or a photograph that you want to transpose into a larger one to use as your painting reference. Some examples for your use will also be provided. Materials you will need are: a larger surface on which will do a preliminary drawing; some drawing tools, including a ruler and extra-fine point sharpie; your preferred painting tools, a few brushes, and a limited palette. This will be an exploration with no expectation of a finished product.
The Workshop will be held in the The Hood River Art Club meeting room at Fish Food Bank, 1130 Tucker Rd., Hood River on Thursday, January 23rd, from 10am to 1pm.
There is a participant fee of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.