Darcy Melton: Seeing Value, Defining Contrast, and Understanding Varied Line Weight
10am–3pm with a lunch break, March 23
Members $75 | Non-members $100
This one-day workshop will explore how reflection can amplify a painting, from placing the brightest highlight on your subject and creating a focal point to exploring the soft reflection of the subject on the base, grounding the composition. This workshop will show how reflections can enhance depth and add complexity to a simple still-life. We will begin the day by setting up a limited five-color palette followed by a brief demo by our instructor Darcy before starting our own paintings. Hands-on, individual attention as well as group instruction will be given throughout, and with each step, we will pause for an explanation and additional demonstration.
Darcy Marie Melton is an American oil painter who splits her time between Savannah and Padula, Italy. She is the Co-Founder and Art Editor of Pigeon Review and serves as the Artist-in-Residence Program Assistant Director for Art Center Padula. The 2021 recipient of Bonfire’s Best Design Empowering Women Award, her work has been shown in galleries such as the Jepson Center, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Milostka Center for Exhibitions, and Savannah Gallery of Art, as well as featured in publications including Masks Literary Magazine and Dishsoap Quarterly.