South Pomfret, Vermont
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Gesture Painting: Quick Studies from Photographs

Keep it simple and learn how to gesture paint from your favorite photos.

Keep it simple and learn how to gesture paint from your favorite photos. Gesture studies depict the attitudes and body positions of subjects from casual poses in a photograph. Joan will show you how to begin with body shapes, add colors for clothing, skin, and hair, and finish with minimal facial features. Voila! A gesture study. Bring your favorite painting supplies and photos of subjects in casual poses (not portraits). Beginner to experienced painters welcome.

Joan Hoffmann attended Colorado State University Fine Arts Department, Banff School of Fine Arts, and the University of Lyon in France. Over the years Joan’s career has consistently united artwork and environmental advocacy. She has painted, taught, and presented work at numerous national parks. Joan has been artist in residence at Yosemite National Park (2005), Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (2016), and Zion National Park (2019). For more information about Joan, visit http://www.joanhoffmann.com.