QUICK SKETCH WITH OILS
9 – 13 October, 2017
The Abiquiu Inn
Workshop fee: $875
(Includes instruction and model fees, New Mexico taxes. Does not include hotel.)
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Abiquiu Inn for the Fechin Art Workshop students for 6 days, 5 nights. Contact The Abiquiu Inn for your special rates, www.abiquiuinn.com, 505.685.4378.
(Cancellation date: 9 September 2017)
Limited to 20 students
ABOUT KIM ENGLISH
Colorado-based painter, Kim English, depicts the simple beauty found in daily life. Each painting speaks to the focus of his inspiration, the harmony existing between light and shadow. His subject matter, ranges from a street fruit stand in Mexico to sun filled windows which create a particular mood. The viewer is introduced to moments wrapped in depth and texture, emphasizing his application of paint. A feeling of spontaneity is maintained by completing each painting in one sitting utilizing the alla prima method. Immediacy is important, according to English, not only because it reflects the nature of people, but for me, it is the most instinctive way to paint.
Raised in a rural community near Colorado Springs, English was born in 1957. After graduation from the Rocky Mountain School of Art he joined the faculty and later began teaching at the Art Students League of Denver and the Scottsdale Artists School. He has exhibited at the Allied Artists of America winning the Gold Medal of Honor; the National Academy of Design; the Artists of America-Denver Rotary Club; National Academy of Western Arts; Arts for the Parks; the Colorado Governor’s Invitational – Loveland Museum; the Oil Painters of America and the Salmagundi Club.
Instruction will focus on the model both indoors and outside of the workshop area. Students will learn how to work fast and loose, concentrating on the big relationships, instead of the details. The various effects of light will be discussed as well as how Kim utilizes his palette.
Portable Easel (French Easel, Pochade box, etc…)
Palette; (glass or wood)
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Green Light
Cerulean Blue (Hue)
Brushes (various sizes of bristle & soft brushes)
Turpenoid & container (with screen)
Canvas Panels (8×10, 9×12 etc…)
(bring enough canvas to do a number of small paintings each day.)