Contemporary Still Life

Larine Chung was born in Shanghai, China and raised in Hong Kong. She was trained as a classical pianist since her childhood, but decided to pursue art in college. After she completed her BFA in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she continued to refine her craft studying under renounced painter and writer, Juliette Aristides, with a four-year Classical art training. With her traditional art training background, she is interested in creating works that is relevant to now and would evoke an intellectual and emotional response in people. Chung’s work has received recognition nationally and internationally. She was the recipient of the Waterway fellowship organized by Studio Escalier, France, Robert DeZordo scholarship and Gregory Robinson Scholarship. Her works shown locally with Fountainhead Gallery and Seattle Art Museum gallery, her works also being written in the Stranger (02-2007), American Art Collector (10- 2009) and Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio practice by Aristides. Chung was the visiting artist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015. She has been interviewed by King FM, Seattle Chinese Time and King 5 evening magazine . She is also featured in the Spanish artists directory Leonardo 2016 and 2017 by Galeria Artelibre.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

Bring whatever painting materials you have and we can go from there. If you don’t have anything, below is a suggested list.

  • SUPPORTS: 12 x 16″ Canson canvas paper pad
  • BRUSHES: one each #2, #4 #8, filberts or flat synthetic brushesone small round synthetic brush
  • OIL PAINTS: Buy professional grade only – Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials, Gamblin, Sennelier, Winsor & Newton, Rembrandt and Holbein are all suitable.To begin, you need only a limited palette: Titanium white Yellow ochre Burnt Sienna Ultramarine blue. For extended palette: – Cobalt blue- Cadmium red medium- Cadmium yellow medium- Alizarin Crimson- Sap Green- Chromium Oxide Green- Viridian
  • Gamsol or other OMS (school provide)
  • Paper towels (Viva or the auto one that’s blue)
  • Small plastic garbage bag
  • Palette cup
  • Palette knif
  • Disposable palette pad or wood palette
Still life set up offers the most effective way to learn drawing and painting through intensive observation from life. In this workshop, students will learn how to start a painting with a color wash and develop the painting with brush handling, color and texture. We’ll study various still lifes in history as we form our own interpretation and meaning of contemporary still life.