August 1 & 2, 2018 Bloomfield ON
Gain the confidence to lay down colour using strong brushwork full of vitality and strength. Develop your subject matter to get your point of interest across without losing spontaneity and freshness. Push yourself to think in the abstract while keeping recognizable form and shape. Raise you artistic voice by working larger and stronger.
Explore your bolder self with dynamic loose brushwork.
Learn to edit and simplify your subject defining composition and values.
Learn to see Colour and Value and temperature and push it to its limits or tone it down to get your message across
Class size limited to 12 + one assistant. * +2 if necessary
August 1 & 2, 2018
Baxter Art Centre
3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield Ontario K0K 1G0
We will start with a brief talk about subject - muse and inspiration and how to see it and bring that forward in your work. the definition of good composition, value , colour and line. I will explain the palette I use and why. the surface I use and why and the best setup for painting.
I will paint in stages allowing the class working time between. I will start by demonstrating my value sketch ( on the surface), then we will block in the colour and begine working up the subject.
Day 2 will be finessing values, colour and details. Adding those little marks that make a painting sing. I will talk about varnishing, storing and presenting your work. If time allows we will do a class critique and/or have a discussion on promotion and social media.
I work and teach in oil with odourless mineral Spirits. You will NOT get the same affects as myself working on CANVAS or with acrylic. But I will help you along. Acrylic are best used with an extender such as Golden GAC 500
I will paint a 36 X 36 Size. We will be working on a minimum size of 24 X 24 - you must get your work home :)
Canvas (toned with colour wash and dry) or prepared * wood panel 24 X 24 minimum
Easel and drop cloth to protect the floor
Brushes – synthetic please with good spring
I use Richard Simmons Titanium. Zen brushes are similar but are much cheaper quality and price(available at deserres)
Long handle Brights size, 4, 6, 8
Short handle Glaze ½ & ¾ “
Available at Studio six Toronto http://www.studio-six.com/categories/brushes-tools/acrylic-oil-brushes.html and Meta4 Gallery , Port Perry
I WILL HAVE THESE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE WORKSHOP PRE-ORDER YOUR BRUSHES HERE
Odourless mineral spirits and glass container with lid – I use Stevensons brand ( two water containers for Acrylic)
Regular mineral spirits and turpentine or any medium containing such are NOT PERMITTED. please be aware that older painting boxes and mediums can have strong odor and are not permitted.
Palette – a board is fine. I will have palette paper. tape or clips to hold the paper. You will need a large mixing area. min 12 X 16
Drop sheets for the floor AND table
Easel – floor is best (you will need table room)
Paper towels - lots
Paint - my personal preferences after 25 years of painting.
Stevenson’s oil and acrylic
Phthalo Cerulean blue
Transparent yellow oxide
Transparent red oxide
Quinacridone red yellow
Azo/hansa Lemon yellow
Azo red light
Azo yellow orange (Hansa)
Indian Yellow (acrylic only)
Yellow ochre (acrylic only)
Kama (Oil only)
Naples yellow light
No tube greens or black allowed
*raw wood to be prepared with two coats of clear liquitex gesso sanded. Finished edges how you wish. Prepare min 2 days ahead.
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