11 Dec Program 12-19-23: Universal Painting Techniques by Joe A Oaks
Join us Tuesday, Dec 19, 2023 at 7 pm, at the RAA Gallery downtown, 215 E. State Street, Redlands.
Joe A. Oakes received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997 and worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes. He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create.
Joe says: “Each painting is an emotional response to color… real or imagined but always felt.” He continues, “All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.”
Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. He makes those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. “That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”
Oakes demonstration will detail the artist’s approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. He will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.
Open to he public – no membership required – no charge.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 7 pm, at the RAA Gallery downtown, 215 E. State Street, Redlands.