Braitman Studio’s Social Media Outlets

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First of all, I would like to thank you for being part of Braitman Studio!  We so appreciate all of the hard work our students put into the learning process and that doesn’t even touch on arranging personal schedules, work schedules, and drive times just to be here.  Our students are the very best part of what we do here at Braitman and we want to celebrate you!
By using social mediavideo lessons, and our blog we have achieved an online community that helps our students stay excited about creating, but we wanted to do a little more.  So, we have begun building an Instagram account, which doesn’t sound like much, but this platform will present finished works by our students and instructors that can act as a Braitman Studio Gallery.  We are not using this as “for sale” site.  Instead, we are using it as a relaxed way for students to put finished works on display and show off what they are capable of.  We want this to grow into a great place to see some ART!!
Click below to view and follow Braitman Studio’s Instagram account to see new artwork from our classes and summer workshops!
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Thank YOU for being a part of both of Braitman Studio’s growing studio and online communities! To learn more about our social outlets, please click on the links below:

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Braitman Studio’s 2015 Summer Art Exercises: #5 DENSITY

Painting by Andy Braitman

Painting by Andy Braitman

The word of the week is DENSITY! Let’s create either a still life or landscape painting from your own photograph or still life set up with a lot of objects/trees “stacked and packed” in it. The more density we have in our paintings, the more we need to remember to link all of our darks and create unity between each of the separate objects.

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Andy Braitman’s July Show at Carlton Gallery

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“Summer Visit” by Andy Braitman, 40×30

You can see this painting and many more from Andy Braitman’s newest series “From a Textural Point of View” at Carlton Gallery!  The show features Andy Braitman and Toni Carlton and opens on July 25th with an Artist Reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This show will run through September 15. For more information, please visit Carlton Gallery at http://www.carltongallery.com/.
Mark your calendars as we look forward to celebrating our very own Andy Braitman of Braitman Studio at this show!

Braitman Studio’s 2015 Summer Art Exercises: #4 DARK

Painting by Andy Braitman

Painting by Andy Braitman

This week we will be learning about the power of the DARK. Like Andy Braitman’s painting above, find a photograph of a landscape or set up a still life with a very big and strong dark in the middle ground of the composition. Build the rest of the painting around this strong dark.

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Phone: 704.846.1369
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Charlotte, NC 28270
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Braitman Studio’s 2015 Summer Art Exercises: #3 DISTANCE

Painting by Andy Braitman

Painting by Andy Braitman

Today’s focus is DISTANCE. There are three ways to create distance in a painting: diminishing forms, diminishing colors and diminishing values. The stronger the value and color contrast is between the closest and farthest objects, the farther the distance. Take a photograph of your own and use these three principles to create a painting with a great deal of distance.

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Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270
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Braitman Studio’s 2015 Summer Art Exercises: #2 DECEIT

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Painting by Andy Braitman

This week we will focus on the second of the “Seven Ds:” DECEIT. As artists, we are constantly deceiving the viewers to distinguish trees, flowers and barns when in reality all they are looking at is paint. The oddity is the more hard edges we put in our paintings, the more elementary and cut out our can paintings appear. Instead, we want to employ the idea of periphery vision to our paintings. The more edges we lose away from our subjects, the more believable the paintings will become. Take a look at one of your paintings that you have in progress. Find a few hard edges that are not near your subject and lose them. It is amazing how the deception of losing edges instead of finding them helps with both the believability of the entire painting and controls the eye movement in the painting!

Braitman Studio Staff
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Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270

Braitman Studio’s 2015 Summer Art Exercises: #1 DRAMA

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Welcome to Braitman Studio’s 2015 Summer Art Exercises! We have broken the summer (June – August) into weekly exercises that are meant to help you stay creative and paint over the summer. These exercises include still life paintings, landscape paintings, color studies, value studies, brushwork exercises and ends in a complete six week follow-the-leader painting series. Sign up for the Braitman Studio Blog by clicking here to receive our weekly summer lessons directly in your inbox!

We encourage you to participate in these exercises and we invite you to also come paint with us in our summer Tuesday classes and three day workshops! Click here to learn more. Our workshops are filling quickly so email jade@braitmanstudio.com today to sign up for your workshop(s) of choice.

We will begin our Summer Art Exercises by exploring the “Seven Ds.” If you were in class this year, you probably remember us discussing some of these “Ds” and if not, we will catch you up. Each of the next seven weeks we will be focusing our lessons on understanding the “Seven Ds:” DRAMA, DECEIT, DISTANCE, DARK, DENSITY, DESGIN and DECOLOR.

Today we will begin with DRAMA. One way to create drama in a painting is create a composition with a very strong value contrast. Above is a photo of a simple still life with a very dramatic light source. Let’s focus on controlling our values and creating a dramatic painting using this photograph as our muse. Remember, value trumps color in importance for this exercise!

Good luck!

Braitman Studio Staff
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Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270

 

June 2015: Braitman Studio’s Monthly Video Lesson

10256646_10152537551535189_4646916910083451132_oWe are glad to present Braitman Studio‘s Monthly Video Lesson for June 2015! In this video, Andy Braitman demonstrates how he cleans up his palette at the end of a day of painting. Click on the link below to watch and learn some great paint saving and clean up techniques!

 

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Also, don’t forget that Braitman Studio’s Tuesday Drop-In Classes begin TOMORROW and our first set of workshops begin on Wednesday! Many of our workshops are filling quickly so please CLICK HERE to learn more and email jade@braitmanstudio.com today to reserve your spot!

Come paint with us!

Braitman Studio Staff
http://www.braitmanstudio.com
info@braitmanstudio.com
Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270

 

End of Classes: Artwork Pick Up, Tuesday Drop-Ins & Summer Workshops

We thank each of you for another great winter/spring at Braitman Studio! We wanted to send a friendly reminder for students to pick up ANY AND ALL artwork they have left in the studio before Friday June 5th or it will thrown away in our yearly studio cleaning. If you have questions, please email jade@braitmanstudio.com!
Remember that our Tuesday Drop in Classes and Summer Workshops start next week! Click here to learn more and we will see ALL Y’ALL this summer!
Braitman Studio Staff
http://www.braitmanstudio.com
info@braitmanstudio.com
Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270