Liz Frankland is a painter in Berkley, MI. She works primarily with acrylics on canvas in a loose but realistic style. She studied fine art at the College for Creative Studies and graduated with a BFA in 1996. Finding the point where detail can be expressed accurately yet abstracted is the common thread in all of her work. Everyday spaces, figures that resonate with a mid-century aesthetic; and interiors filled with light and shadow are some of the subject matter which drives her work.
“In the 1930’s [watercolor artists] painted boldly and directly, with little or no preliminary pencil sketching, while mastering the technique of allowing the white paper to show through as an additional shape or color. …people all over the country began to take notice of these fresh, bold, regional views of the Pacific Coast.” Read more.
In this workshop, Mary Jane Erard will introduce this California Style. 5 students are required to run this workshop. Watercolor paper $2, or bring your own. Painting image from calart.com, by Phil Dike.
WORKSHOP: 5 hours + Pizza! Warm ups to get comfortable, then we’ll focus on portrait painting basics using photo references* and a simplified color palette. We will do several ala prima paintings, which are completed in one session. You will learn to see the planes of the face and study the values to create form. Liz Frankland, instructor, will demonstrate her loose, accurate and expressive style. Students should have four hours of portraiture painting to make use of this workshop. Space is limited to 12 people. Pizza included in price. *Bring your own materials plus a black and white, 8.5 x 11 copy of a photo of a person, preferably with high contrast.