The third in this series of fabulous workshop instructors is Qiang-Huang (blog)
1. What about Qiang-Huang's paintings made me want to learn from him?
Here are some examples of some of my favorite of his finished paintings. Some of these are painted as demonstrations in his workshops.
Qiang-Huang paints beautiful painterly still life studies. The luminance of his grapes and glassware is especially well executed. His thick spots of brushwork and interrupted edges all add to his very recognizable style.
In addition, Qiang-Huang works on lovely floral portraits and studies.
2. What about Qiang-Huang's ability to teach?
Qiang's still life workshop that I attended was very well organized. In his life before becoming a painter, he was an engineer. Therefore, he is methodical and logical in his presentation of his methods of painting. After clear demonstrations, he had well designed and well-lit set ups for each participant. He went from student to student offering suggestions. He had a definite structure and goal to each demonstration and the practice time that followed.
This is the underpainting of his first demonstration in my class.
This is the completed study.
Qiang-Huang has a very affordable dvd of his process available on his site (link).
3. Evaluation After the Class
I think that Qiang-Huang is an especially good teacher for beginning painters because of his very well-thought-out process and his ability to demonstrate this in a very accessible way. Definitely recommended as an instructor.
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