CCAA’s Demo Artist, Feb, 25: Rich Brimer

Painting from life is a critical part of any artist’s experience. However, painters have also been using photographic references in their work since the camera was invented. Understanding how to create great photo references and knowing how to manipulate your photos is critical. This 1-hour overview by Rich Brimer will give you better understanding and some tools to help you do just that.

Rich will share his 30 years of experience as a photographer, art director and painter. We will explore the following;

  • Mining information lost in typical photos
  • How to reveal shadow and highlight information and other missing elements useful in painting from photos
  • Adjusting Color and Contrast in your images
  • Working from prints vs Computer monitor

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the Monterey Youth Center, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.


December 2018: no demo & no meeting

January 2019: Scott Hamill -Intro to Plein Air Sketching with Gouache

February 2019: Rich Brimer- Painting Using Photo Sources

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