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Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett: Fresh Paint Lecture Demo

Phil Garrett: Fresh Paint Lecture Demo

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FRESH PAINT : Lecture and Demo of New Golden Acrylic Paints ,Gels and Digital Grounds This Lecture will explore a multitude of new surfaces for painting and collage created with Golden’s Glass Bead Gel, Translucent Molding Pastes, Fiber Paste (paper in a jar), Crackle Paste, and more... Cover mixed media application and layering effects for drawing and painting, including using unique metallic paints, stencils and more. I'll cover the new digital grounds that allow transferring your digital images onto a multitude of flat surfaces: non-porous papers, acetate, acrylic skins, even aluminum foil. We will cover some of the technical challenges of working with inkjet printers and explore ideas for incorporating these images in paintings and works on paper . The rest of the lecture will be an introduction to the New Golden OPEN Acrylics and their use. These paints have an extended working time that can give painters much more control of blending and overall manipulation to achieve wonderful controlled effects . They can be used alone or in combination with existing Heavy Body,and Fluid Acrylics and their mediums ,gels and additives . This gives painters a truly comprehensive system of Paints . A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend

BIOGRAPHY Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and the Honolulu Academy, studying under Gabor Peterdi. He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Bank of America, and the State Collections of South Carolina and Hawaii. He is represented by Hodges-Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Fresh Paint in Culver City California and the Pelter Gallery in South Carolina He has completed numerous artists’ residencies, taught painting, mural painting, printmaking, and watercolor, in Museum Schools and educational programs in the Southeast. He joined the Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Program in 1999 and teaches acrylic painting in numerous venues. His prints and paintings are in public and Private collections in the USA ,Europe and Japan . In October 2005 ,2006 and 2007 he Lectured and taught workshops on Acrylic Painting Methods in Art Schools in the cities of Osaka, Tokyo ,Nagoya , Kyoto and Fukuoka Japan sponsored by Golden Acrylic and Turner company of Osaka .In the Fall of 2010 Phil taught an 8week concentration at The Penland School of Craft in North Carolina . His work was Featured in 100 SOUTHERN ARTISTS By E. Ashley Rooney published in 2012 and his book INSIDE ACRYLICS was published in August 2013. 


Artist Statement : My Work is informed by nature , a kind of mythical nature . The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements , the beauty ,grace and ferocity of plants and animals…. Something greater than myself , something I can’t comprehend . Painting and making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject , within myself . My painting technique mirrors the search for meaning in my art. I start with a colored ground called an imprimatur . It can be a warm or cool color ,usually the subject gives me a clue about which color to use. I proceed with thin layers of paint and build up to thicker layers leaving parts of the colored ground exposed. I also use transparent glazes over all or part of the painting to create mood or intensity.I want my paintings to feel spontaneous and energetic but I often work and re-work the surface many times before I feel it is finished. I then put several coats of MSA varnish over the completed work.

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