From Blah to Extraordinary:
Painting with Howard Rose
The more you paint and the better you get the more you realize that ”the scene” is not always the main focus of your final painting. How many times have you been amazed at a beautiful and exciting painting of a single lemon or a plate of strawberries or a simple pond with one tree behind it? An average blah scene can be turned into an amazing painting if all of the painting elements are followed – design, color harmony, paint application, innovative color, and elegant brush techniques.
Follow the rules and you will create an amazing and exciting work of art. We will go over some really blah scenes and turn them into extraordinary paintings.
About Howard Rose
Howard Rose graduated from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and Graduate studies at C.W. Post, and the New School in NYC. Since 1974, he was a head product designer for a major leatherwear company in Santa Monica. In 1980 he started his own graphics and product design company on Long Island. In 1989, Howard saw the paintings of a western painter named John Nieto. The amazing colors and large-sized paintings of American Indians caught his eye and he hasn’t looked back since. Howard has studied with Artists, Alfred Chadbourn. Charles Sovek, Matt-Smith, and Ovanes Berberian. He had his ﬁrst art studio in Roslyn, NY for 18 years where he taught and specialized in landscapes. The beaches of Long Island became his favorite subjects including the dunes, waves, and the sky found in some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. He teaches oil painting classes in multiple venues on Long Island, including the Art Guild, League of Long Island, National Art League and runs classes at his studio in Syosset, Long Island. Howard runs many varied workshops including; Color Mixing, iPhone, photography, Design and perspective, and an intensive Calligraphy and Penmanship course. His articles and instruction techniques have been published in various magazines, including “Artists”, and “American Artist” Magazine. He runs annual workshops in Tuscany, Paris, Venice, Barcelona, and many locations on the east coast. He runs Plein air workshops all over the east coast.