August 10 & 11, 2021 Bloomfield ON
Paint a forest with Birch trees
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 10 & 11, 2021
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 similar 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 Air Brush medium. I recommend working in Acrylic on Canvas.
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 :)
if you are a slower painted or a novice please bring a 30 x 30. you may not have time to cover a 36 X 36.
Painting workshop with Sheila Davis SCA OSA
Supply List for 2 day workshop:
1 Canvas (toned with colour wash and dry) or prepared * wood panels (do not tone with colour)30 X 30 min 36 X 36 max or 30 X 36 or 30 X 40,. – I work on a 36 X 36 i suggest canvas for acrylic.
Brushes – synthetic please. Bright with good spring
I use Robert Simmons Titanium*.
Long handle Brights size, 4, 6, 8
Short handle Glaze ¾ “ & 1”
I will have them available to purchase – contact me for more information
Odorless mineral spirits and container with lid (stainless brush tin or shallow glass jar)– Gamsol or Opus Odorless Mineral Spirits.
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.. *** many older mediums and thinners contain toxic ingredients. These are NOT PERMITTED in class only odorless mineral spirits allowed. NO TURPINOID
2 water tubs for acrylics
Palette – a board is fine. I will have palette paper and tape. Clips to hold the paper. You will need a large mixing area min 12 X 16” you will be changing or cleaning your palette often.
Easel – floor is best (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! Please be aware of your easels footprint – long splayed out legs are a danger and take up room, make sure its sturdy and will hold your surface vertical
Paper towels – one large roll at least
A good rubber glove for you cleaning hand. Vinyl is fine for your painting hand
*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 with acrylic. But I will help you along. Don’t forget you have to get your wet painting home ☺
Colour Shaper – little rubber thing that moves paint around – a nice tool to have.
Oil paint – KAMA OR GAMBLIN
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 getting to know each brand
Colours in BOLD are large 150 ml tubes.
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
*colours on my palette
Kama (Oil only) OR Gamblin (oil only)
Titanium white Titanium White
*Transparent yellow oxide Transparent earth yellow
*Transparent red oxide Transparent earth red
*Azo/hansa Lemon yellow Cadmium lemon
*Cadmium red light Cadmium red light
*Ultramarine blue Ultramarine blue
*Azur Blue radiant blue
*Indian yellow Indian yellow
*Naples yellow light radiant yellow
*Violet grey radiant violet
*Besner Blue no 1 radiant turquoise
* Nickel yellow
cerulean blue hue
*Cyan Cobalt blue
Manganese hue (for winter) Manganese hue (for winter)
* Transparent Orange
*Quinacridone Red Quinacridone Red
Kama Oil sticks – Kama oil sticks are a hard stick of strong pigment used for calligraphy and scribbles. Other brands are soft and mushy. Pick a few to play with! My fav are Cyan, Cad orange light, Turquoise Cobalt Light, Azur blue. Cinnabar Green, Fluorescent Pink BUY WHAT YOU LIKE
Trying Oil for the first time and don’t want to invest in all the colours?
Bare bones list of colours:
Titanium white – large tube
Transparent yellow oxide
Transparent red oxide
Cerulean blue hue
Naples yellow (kama brand)
Quinacridone red or alizarin crimson
ACRYLIC PAINT – heavy body is preferred
Vat orange – for sketch only
Cerulean Blue Hue
Transparent yellow oxide or Nickel Azo yellow
Lemon yellow (cad or Hansa)
Red light (Hansa or cad)
Cobalt Blue Hue
transparent red iron oxide or trans burnt sienna
light Phthalo turquoise
I like Acrylic Markers for calligraphy, acrylic ink markers or water soluble crayons can also be used
Air Brush Medium (thins like water – for drips and splatter)
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