Monday, May 28, 2007

A Week With Monet Workshop

I'm happy to announce an exciting new workshop in collaboration with two-time Louisiana Photographer of the Year, Darrell Chitty.

The workshop, titled "A Week With Monet", takes place at the historic Butler-Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana (30 Minutes north of Baton Rouge). Students can pick from one of four workshop dates: August 6-11 and September 6-11.

Darrell and I have been receiving a lot of questions specifically about Darrell's unique art finishing process. Transforming photographic portraits into painted interpretations with Painter and then printing the result onto canvas via inkjet is only half of the process. Darrell then applies oils and varnish to the print to achieve the look and feel of a traditionally painted oil on canvas.

It is this art finishing process that distinguishes the final result from typical canvas prints. These finished art works are indistinguisable from a traditionally painted oil portrait. As a result, the finished portrait (or landscape, stilllife, etc.) project the aura of a unique art object. As such, these art works have a much higher selling point—as well as value in the eyes of the client.

We are pleased to offer an optional two additional days—at no extra charge—to our remaining Week With Monet workshops. These two extra days will be devoted to the finishing process of printing, mounting and hand-oil painting on the image. Taken as a whole, this workshop will take the student through the ENTIRE creative process! Again, there is no additional charge for the two extra days other than the room fee to stay a little longer at the plantation ($100 per night).

Master Corel® Painter™ under the supervision of Impressionist Darrell Chitty, and artist and Painter co-creator, John Derry. Develop a style that no one can duplicate. Study in the same setting that inspired artist John J. Audobon. Travel back to Civil War times. Stay at the historic Butler-Greenwood Plantation in beautiful St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Not only will you learn the technical skills of Painter, but you will better understand the great artists Monet and Sargent. You will be able to duplicate their painting styles. Two projects will be completed during the week. Using live models in vintage clothing, students will master a Monet landscape and a Sargent portrait. You have never experienced a creative retreat in a more historic and inspiring environment than in beautiful St. Francisville.

Eat, drink and sleep with the arts. With this experience you will discover your unique artistic style. This week will be like a Woodstock for Photographers!

Limited Space! This workshop will be limited to no more than 12 students. Personal attention for student development will be guaranteed.

For more information, visit the "A Week With Monet" Workshop web page.

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