Gregg Kreutz: “The Art of Still Life Painting
“The Art of Still Life Painting” — A two hour demonstration
Gregg works through the process of setting up the painting to it’s completion. He refers to this as a four-step process: placement, background, shadow and light. With this method, he knows exactly how he is going to develop this painting. Gregg has superb teaching methods. He talks about each step, mentions every combination of color, explains what he is doing and why. He talks about filling air, about casting shadows, edges, the punch of color and the thickness of light. Gregg uses a very complex setup, which he discribes also in detail. The glow, which surrounds the fruit bowl, is extraordinary, as is his application of paint to fruit, to glass, to wine bottle, to metal bowl. Even the table cloth comes vividly alive.