Time to Paint, with Jane Davies, June 22-26, 2020

Time to Paint, with Jane Davies, June 22-26, 2020



Time to Paint

 “I want to paint…”

  • Larger

  • Looser

  • More regularly

  • With more ease and less agony

Do you envision a time in the future when you will paint the way you want to paint? You know the time is now, but still can’t get past the idea of “eventually I will” paint like I want to paint. In this workshop we will play with time as an element of the painting process. We will warm up with speed painting (cover the whole page in 45 seconds), timed drawings (two-minutes to make a statement), and five-minute paintings. We will graduate to longer “poses” for larger works, and experiment with layering one timed process over another.

 I have found that given a limited time to create a compelling image or visual statement, the brain has to get out of the way, and my intuitive visual response kicks in more quickly. This workshop is an opportunity to give your visual response a workout (and your brain a rest). You will also have time to work on the images generated by the timed experiments, and see how the exercises have affected the fluidity of your process.



Jane Davies is a full time artist working in painting and collage. She offers workshops nationwide, focusing on developing a personal and playful approach to art making. After graduating Bennington College and attending the School for American Crafts, Davies began as a potter in the early nineties. She transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium. Since 2010 she has been teaching, writing, and making art. She participated in a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2015. In addition to The Elements of Visual Language, Davies is the author of three books on collage and mixed media, one on ceramics, has one DVD on painting and collage techniques. Her work is available at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont, and Edgewater in Stowe, Vermont.

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