Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fabulous 3-day workshop with Qiang Huang

It was a honor and privilege to have master artist Qiang Huang, currently residing in Austin, Texas, come teach a 3-day Still Life Painting Workshop at my studio in Oak Park.  He is amazing teacher, a superb teacher, and a wonderful friend. 
He began each day with a demo, explaining each stage of his painting and sharing with us his thoughts and ideas about color, value, edges, intensity, brushwork and so much more. 

Using a little technology, we projected his painting demo on a big screen to ensure that everyone had a good view of his painting process.
Qiang is an amazing teacher.  He shared his painting process with us from the beginning block in stage to the final details.
His demo.

A close up of his demo. 

Breakfast or lunch--Old Soul just up the block from the studio was our place to go for good coffee and fresh food.  Next time Qiang comes to do a workshop, the Triangle District will encompass many new food venue options here in Oak Park as the redevelopment continues to flourish around the studio.

We had a wonderful time of painting, learning, and hanging out together. I enjoyed meeting new artist friends from all over Northern California and hanging out local artist compatriots who took the workshop.  
Make Art!!!!


  1. Great notes, and thanks for sharing them! I look forward to seeing what comes next.

    All the best,


  2. Great to hear more about this workshop! His work is beautiful.