This is being offered locally as a quick class in fingerprinting. I’ve found that placing the background and much of the bird’s body on the canvas with my fingers cuts down on prep time. It also allows more latitude in highlighting and shadowing without showing the brush strokes… which is how I discovered this. When painting large areas I realized I was using my hands to smooth things out and diminish the look of the stroke work. So why not just start out that way, I thought. And it worked well.
The class is May 21st, a Saturday. It starts at noon and runs until we’re finished; about four or five hours. All materials will be provided, and the cost is $45. Anyone local who is interested may contact me though this website or call me if you know my number. Former students will receive an email with instructions. Thanks for looking.