Welcome to the upcoming workshop on February 16th. The material List follows:
Password can be "workshop" if needed. Looking forward to welcoming you to the workshop. Valerie
LUCY MANLEY – ALLA PRIMA - LANDSCAPE IN OILS & ACRYLICS
BLUE - Ultramarine, Ceruleun (or Thalo/Prussian)
RED - Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange
YELLOW - Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna
WHITE - Titanium white (big tube)
OTHERS - Burnt Sienna, Yellow-Green and Blue-Grey, Violet
( this is the minimum but you can include your favourite colours also)
Odourless Mineral Spirits to clean brushes. Brush cleaning container, cloth rags (T-shirt material is best), paper towels, plastic table cover.
Acrylic: just water
Long Flat Bristle brushes in various sizes from small, medium and large (e.g. #3, #6, #8, #10, and more). Brush sizes depend on the size of canvas you are using. Again bring your own favourite brushes. Apalette knife to clean palette as well as to paint with if desired.
BLACK ACRYLIC (MARS) or BLACK GESSO TO APPLY TO CANVAS-do before class***
Stretched canvas is best, but canvas board or prepared masonite or wood panels are also suitable. Bring a size such as square, rectangle, or long. Good idea to bring a couple of sizes so you can decide once you know what the subject is. I will be using stretched canvas.
Size depends on how quickly you work; if you are fast, a larger size is best and vice versa….whatever size you feel comfortable to handle in order to complete a painting in 1 day. I will demo on a larger canvas.
Easels, tables and chairs will be available. Sketch book , pencil or felt pen are helpful
BRING YOUR LUNCH & beverage!! Coffee will be supplied.
CLASS - reference photos and a sketch for the landscape subject of the painting will be supplied Demonstrations and critiques will be on going as the paintings are worked on.
METHOD: We will sketch with a small brush the outlines of the subject of the painting in orange. Then will apply opaque layers of paint in various brush stroke directions and sizes, starting with white and then working to other light and mid values leaving areas black that are to be a dark or mid-dark in tone. The painting is evaluated to see how the patterns of light, middle and dark relate. If all is working then the dark values are applied. Finishing details can then be done. Personal style will be encouraged.