Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oil Pigment Sticks with Charles Forsberg

 "Charles frequently returns to drawing, forcefully striking marks into the heavily manipulated buttery paint, then tearing it apart, alternating in a push-pull sequence of drawing and smearing, scraping back, revealing previous drawing marks, and piling what he has scraped up into thick sculptural mounds.   It is an amazing and unceasing gestural exercise over many hours, as Forsberg turns the formless ooze he started with into a powerful structure of shapes and sharply accented marks.
Anyone attending Forsberg’s Pigment Stick workshop on August 10-12 will experience the thrill of sharing his method of working paint with utter abandon and confident control. "

I am pleased to be awarded a scholarship grant to attend the Charles Forsberg Pigment Stick workshop on August 10-12 at R & F Handmade Paints in Kingston, N.Y. I love the richness and abandon of this work, cant wait to get my hands into it!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! His work looks fantastic; I wish I could attend the workshop with you. Drawing and oil -- what's not to love?

    Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

  2. So totally agree, cant wait to go!1