Back by popular demand! Students will set up a small still life using a single object of their choice, and working on a 5 x 7” or 6 x 6” panel, to create their own tiny painting that packs a big punch. Students can bring their own cherished toy straight from childhood or found on Ebay prior to the workshop 🙂
Emphasis will be placed on using basic principles of design and lighting to create drama, and how to manipulate edges to guide the viewer’s eye through the painting. Students will learn a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and light to create a luminous work of art.

Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes. All levels are welcome.
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.

Dates: June 27 & 28 | 10 am-5 pm

Instructor: Cindy Procious

About the instructor:
Cindy Procious, born in 1965, is a contemporary American Realist painter. Recognized for her highly detailed paintings executed in the time-honored techniques of the Old Masters, her work is crafted with elaborate underpaintings and then built upon with layers of glazes and color – the final effect is both intricate and delicate. With a keen eye for color, composition, and light, her paintings are a blend of a devout appreciation for artistic tradition and a contemporary aesthetic sensibility.

A member of the American Society of Portrait Artists & Oil Painters of America, and the mother of three, Procious is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett. Along with their menagerie of rescued animals, they live in Chattanooga, TN.

“As a student of the world around me, I have come to recognize that there is beauty everywhere. As a painter, my primary objective is to balance the dedication of improving my skill in the craft with the development of timeless and personal works.” – Cindy Procious