Vanitas Still Life, Jacques de Gheyn II, 1603
Teaching Studios Instructor Rob Zeller and Adam Miller have completed a mural commission of 3 large paintings for a Catholic church in Dublin. Here is one of them, “The Visitation”.
The Diebenkorn Rules
10 rules for starting a painting
(but they also hold true for every aspect of art, love and life)
1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.
2.The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued — except as a stimulus for further moves.
3.Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.
4.Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.
5.Dont “discover” a subject — of any kind.
6.Somehow don’t be bored — but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential.
7.Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position.
8.Keep thinking about Polyanna.
10. Be careful only in a perverse way.
The Alla Prima Portrait with Kristin Künc
Sunday Feb 9 • Oyster Bay Studio Workshop
12 noon- 5pm • $100
Teaching Studios founder and director Rob Zeller is featured in the upcoming issue of Professional Artists magazine.
Our Oyster Bay studio now features Drink and Draws once a month. The event was sold out on 11.23.13. Our next on is 12.21.13.