Experienced Instruction

Oil Painting

Fundamentals First Tired of the continual training of the basics?  Looking to master the fundamentals?  The fundamentals of drawing are essential for you, as a student to excel in your abilities as an artist.   Whether you take a course or an entire workshop series, you need to learn the guidelines of composition.  To do this, you must have the right “heart and mind”.  A student at Studio Art Instruction of TurningBear  Mason must:

  • Want to learn
  • Be teachable
  • Have a willingness to work and practice
  • Desire to receive feedback through evaluation
  • Be ready to receive encouragement and guidance

Limited Palette Oil Painting Distinctions At TurningBear’s Studio Art Instruction he distinctly teaches the student the principles of composition and how to critique their own work. He gives personal individualized instruction in his small studio classes as assist the aspiring beginner or experienced artist in their artistic skill, compositions and expressions.Oil Painting Class a Observation skills are perhaps the most critical skill; well beyond your ability to use a paintbrush or pencil.  Learning to observe the truth in the subject of study is your compass.  Observe it well and it will guide you where ever you need to go.  Rely on only your perception and you may find yourself “lost in the weeds”.   At Studio Art Instruction of TurningBear  Mason, you’ll learn how to observe the subject.  You’ll discover how to see and learn about what is actually exists.  You’ll learn how to observe the subject by comparative measurement of:

  • shapes
  • relative sizes
  • and value (light shadows and the graduation between the two)

Monochromatic Oil PaintingYour ability to observe the truth lies in bridging the gap between what you perceive and what exists.  You can master this skill only by discovering the answers to key questions on your own.  By asking you the right questions, you’ll be able to bridge this critical gap. “Spoon-feeding” or simply telling you what is wrong with your drawing or painting will not help you grow.   Here, you’ll learn how to study the area of the subject or model where the gap exists and recognize what is missing for yourself.  Get ready to grow in your observation skills, a key to an artist’s success. You can do it at Studio Art Instruction of TurningBear   Mason.Monochromatic Painting Class   Pride and Practice You have a personal style.  When attempting to learn someone else’s techniques, you may unveil some habits you need to abandon in order to grow.  This can be uncomfortable and challenging at first.  It’s important for you to let go of the urge to compare yourself to others including the instructor. You must only compare yourself to you.  Focus on asking yourself the following questions:

  • Are you making progress?
  • Are you letting go of old habits or practicing new habits
  • Are you evolving as an artist?
  • Can you bring to light things in your art, you’d been unable to in the past?

Reframe the way you view mistakes. View them as part of the learning process and you getting one step closer to your destination. Let go of the temptation to view them as failures and defeats.  They’re opportunities for growth.  Remember, no matter where you are in your journey asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of courage.   Color Wheel   Color Theory Color theory is foundational to showing the accuracy of reality.  By understanding what colors are in the shadow side of an object, you as an artist, won’t lean on using black to darken the shadow, but complementary colors  When you have a grasp of color theory, you are able to go outside the box, exaggerating the colors while having it appear believable.