Left Behind is an award winning painting that has been sold several years ago, but has been an all time favourite.
A little girl isolated from the world around her, convincingly painted within a scene that connects the past with the present.
The painting has been published in numerous magazines and books and sold out as ltd edition giclee print.
In the past Marissa has had several requests to do a workshop on how she painted this scene, it always seemed out of reach to teach such complicated piece in short time, but over the years Marissa gained a lot of confidence and speed as well as the ability to pass that onto her students.
So now, 18 years later, there will be a one time opportunity to create your own Left Behind Masterpiece under the guidance and expertise of Marissa, with the most up to date techniques and knowledge.
The workshop opens doors to be able to create your own original paintings, not just on how to paint such scenes with figures, objects and out of focus backgrounds, but also providing you insight and understanding of composition, background effects, light, textures, emphasise, details and contrast, in short all that is needed to compose a Masterpiece.
This unique Masterclass cost is 795 euro with a deposit/down payment of 300 euro.
The outstanding amount can be paid in 2 instalments prior to the course or on the first day of the course itself.
Lunch and use of materials during class are provided. You only need to bring your airbrush or rent one at the studio.
In our workshops you will be trained and guided intensely by full time artist Marissa Oosterlee.
She has over 15 years of experience in teaching and keeps evolving on the highest level possible. By breaking complicated steps and techniques down into easy to understand and follow lesson blocks, everyone is able to gain 100% more confidence and capability. In 4 days you will learn everything from sketching, observing techniques, proportions, textures. details, values and how to use color. Airbrushing holds many secrets, but Marissa will explain every possible technique to give the maximum freedom, when creating a painting. Free handing is her main approach but using shields and several tools are shown and applied as well, so you’ll learn exactly when to use them and when not. Beginners are more than welcome and can be prepared for the workshop, one day prior to the course for an additional fee of 100 euro from 12-16h. This ensures you a good tempo and understanding all steps during the workshop.
During the workshops we provide a good lunch, beverages, paint, a workstation including air and hoses, a paint surface and materials needed to apply certain techniques. You can also rent a professional airbrush for just 10euro a day, all well maintained and in a “like new” condition.
The main language will be English but we can speak fluent Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian.
The area is enchanting all year around, winter season is between 12-23 degrees Celsius, spring/summer between 20-30 degrees. Beaches, mountains and forests are a must see, so if you like to stay a couple more days for holiday we can highly recommend several stunning viewing points and things to do or see. It is also a culinair town, with over 300 lovely restaurants and bars. The mountain Montgo provides a micro climate in our town Javea. This enables painting throughout the year without a problematic heatwaves or cold fronts.
The closest airport is Alicante (1 hour), it provides shuttle busses and taxi’s or rental cars. Valencia is a little further away but is still very doable, about 1.5 hours from our studio.
For B&B we can recommend a lovely place close to us, on walking distance, but of course there are many other accommodations around. including a big comfortable camping (also with chalets).