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Workshops run 5 days, M-F, unless noted otherwise.
Oil Painting Concepts and Techniques En Plein Air
August 10-14, 2020
This workshop will focus on oil painting techniques in working directly from observation in the Maine landscape.
The following concepts will be covered:
1. Approaches to composition in drawing and painting from observation such as gesture, tonal design, proportion, and atmospheric color harmony.
2. Materials and techniques in oil painting such as grounds, pigments, solvents, palette organization, and color mixing.
3. Landscape painting as a practice and as a source for other work.
While this workshop is open to all levels, some experience in Drawing and/or Painting from observation is required.
Max # of students: 12
Sketchbook, pencils for drawing and note-taking
Suggested Oil Colors:
Titanium White or Titanium/Zinc Blend
Cadmium Red Medium* *AVOID “HUE'S"
Cadmium Yellow Pale*
Cadmium Yellow Medium*
Rose (either Rose Madder or Permanent Rose)
Please bring any other oil colors you would like to discuss!
A decent range of mid-size to large (#4 -#16 or higher) HOG bristles in a variety of flats, rounds, and filberts. Use good quality, good condition brushes. (Also sables and synthetics if you have them.)
Odorless Mineral Spirits such as Turpenoid OR Turpentine
Artist Grade Linseed Oil
Please no dryers for this workshop (liquin, alkyds, varnishes, etc.)
8-10 high quality Surfaces between the sizes of 8”x8” and 16”x20” White Ground Cotton Duck Canvas or Linen or Board. Must be adequately primed and stable.
Palette: 16 x 20 paper palette
Brush-cleaning container (ex. can, jar, silicoil)
Glass Jars with Lids
<<<<< Palette knife: pointed with a dog-leg handle, for mixing
RAGS, RAGS, RAGS
AN OUTDOOR EASEL, preferably a full box Jullian French Easel
The workshop property is up for sale! If it is sold before the workshop, alternate measures will be taken. Please contact me if you are interested!