August 7 & 8, 2019 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 brush work.
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
August 7 & 8, 2019
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 begin 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.
More advanced painters should work from their own images.
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 :)
Painting workshop with Sheila Davis SCA OSA
Canvas (toned with colour wash and dry) or prepared * wood panel 24 X 24 minimum 36 X 36 max.
Brushes – synthetic please with good spring
I use ONLY Robert Simmons Titanium brights. Long handle Brights size, 4, 6, 8
Short handle Glaze ¾ “ and 1”
I will have these for sale. I will also have my books Beyond the Easel. Your can preorder your brushes and my book on my website for pickup at the workshop. You may certainly use your own brushes. But good brushes make a world of difference
Odorless mineral spirits and container with lid – I use Stevenson’s brand, Gamsol is also good.
Regular mineral spirits and turpentine are NOT PERMITTED. Please be aware that older painting boxes and mediums can have strong odor and are not permitted. 2 water tubs for acrylics.
Palette – a board is fine ,glass is best. I will have palette paper and tape. Clips to hold the paper. You will need a large mixing area min 12 X 16” –
Floor easel – you will be standing and you will need table room and 2 Drop sheets to protect the table and floor. You are responsible for keeping your area clean – NO PAINT ON THE FLOOR!
Paper towels – lots * fabric cloths are a fire hazard and not permitted
A good rubber glove for you cleaning hand. Vinyl is fine for your painting hand
Paint - my personal preferences after 25 years of painting. No tube greens or black allowed ☺
If you don’t like a colour don’t buy it!
Many colours have the same name and are the same… some aren’t. It’s a learning curve with the sudden notice of their closing.
** stevensons has closed see the list of alternatives listed below. I will continue to use until my supply is gone
Phthalo Cerulean blue
Transparent yellow oxide
Transparent red oxide
Azo/hansa Lemon yellow
Quinacridone red yellow
Azo red light
Azo yellow orange)
Colour not in bracket are available in oil and acrylic
Colours in BOLD are large 150 ml tubes.
I use these a lot Others are fine in smaller tubes
These are the Stevenson colour names that aren’t elsewhere
Phthalo turquoise : kama turquoise light
Phthalo cerulean : kama cobalt cerulean blue or cyan
Azo yellow lemon – cad yellow lemon any brand Azo yellow orange – kama orange light
Kama (Oil only) OR Gamblin (oil only)
Azur Blue radiant blue
Indian yellow Indian yellow
Naples yellow light naples yellow hue
Violet grey radiant violet
If purchasing other brands compare colours! Different brands have different colour and names. Colour charts are on the web. I don’t know them so can’t really help. I can help you mix what you have.
*** many older mediums and thinners contain toxic ingredients. These are NOT PERMITTED in class only odorless mineral spirits allowed.
ACRYLIC PAINT – heavy body is preferred
Transparent yellow oxide or Nickel Azo yellow
Lemon yellow (cad or Hansa)
Red light (Hansa or cad)
Quinacridone red/orange- liquitex heavy body brand
Light blue violet – liquitex heavy body brand (the same colour as kama’s Azur blue)
Bright Aqua Green – liquitex heavy body (the same colour as Phthalo tourquoise)
transparent red iron oxide or trans burnt sienna
Phthalo turquoise light – Tri Art Brand (the same colour as Stevenson’s Phthalo Cerulean)
Light Turquoise – Golden heavy body (the same colour as Stevenson’s Phthalo Cerulean)
N6 neutral grey – Golden heavy body (similar to violet grey)
Air Brush Medium
*raw wood to be prepared with two coats of clear liquitex gesso sanded. Finished edges how you wish. Prepare min 2 days ahead.
* You will NOT get the same affects as myself working on CANVAS or with acrylic. But I will help you along.
*don’t forget you have to get your wet painting home ☺
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