paintover photo workshop
"Paintover" means painting on top of black and white photocopies. The end result is a painting that evokes warm memories!
The work could be as large as you like. This is a great technique for mixed media artists who want to incorporate photo elements in their work. It shortcuts image transfer.
An important skill you will learn is how to adhere a painted piece of paper to a substrate without creating bubbles or wrinkles.
You might want your loved ones flying to the moon. Or, perhaps take part in a circus. Maybe grandma wants to be part robot. Or fly without wings over a town like in a Marc Chagall painting. Your baby or pet can drive vintage cars. Your dad’s head could to be a Christmas tree topper. Perhaps your teen wants a turtle body.....who knows!
To tell your story, you might want to add collage elements: newspaper articles, lettering, images of animals, party hats, crowns, astronaut suit, etc. You could even change the scenery to a jungle/beach/moon/circus.
OR, you could simply make your photocopy into a painting. It's all good.
Optional: Mark making tools, collage paper scraps can be used. Heavy Gel Medium is needed if you are add dimensional elements such as buttons, broken jewelry, ribbons, string etc.
Be sure to pick up a Student Parking Pass at the front desk when you arrive
about the instructor
Lisa Bebi, resident instructor
Lisa Bebi received her BA in Fine Art from SDSU, 1977, then later studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Since 2006, Lisa’s work and writings have been featured in internationally distributed magazines as well as three art books. Her award winning work has been shown in group and solo shows, locally and nationally.