Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday / August 18-19 / 10:30-4:30 pm
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio, located downstairs on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020
The goal of this workshop will be to take our personal interests and experiences and use them to fuel exciting landscape paintings. Being excited about what you are painting always shows in the finished product. The emotional connection is so important in painting. Beyond light and masterful technique we need subject. Subjects can be any person, place, thing or animals, birds,…nouns!
Animals are a great place to start when introducing interest in your landscape motifs. How do we compose the painting to speak about the beauty of the landscape and yet have the impact of the animal connection? The first day of the workshop the plan is to assess photos that are brought in for dynamic material to build a painting from. We will paint a vignette of your chosen animal or person or thing. This will be a great first day experience pushing paint around and talking about some of the basics that arise when painting.
Day two, we will take the photos you supply of a favorite landscape and compose it so there is beauty in the pure landscape and beauty in the subject. This takes some knowledge of grafting images: are our light sources consistent, are the times of day the same, is the landscape a natural habitat for the animal? All things we will tackle in the workshop. Tablets are great tools for photos, I suggest loading them with favorite photos you want to paint from. I will demonstrate both days to help you visualize the process.
Did you know? You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
Oil Paint: Gamblin or a similar high quality artist grade paint
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Red Medium
Transparent Earth Red
Alizarin Crimson Permanent
Titanium/Zinc White (This is a blend by Gamblin)
Kyle notes: “This is the basic full palette I use, the colors are laid out in this order on my palette as well. The consistency of the layout is important to muscle memory in mixing.
“If you do not have these colors the concept is more important than the particulars. You need the primaries - yellow, red, and blue. Preferably a warm and cool of each. White is a must in oil painting.”
Odorless mineral spirits. Please note: no stinky mediums are allowed at Cole Art Studio.
Wood, plexiglass or plastic. (Kyle says, “Glass palettes are great for the studio but horrible for traveling.”)
Brush washer: Portable metal, glass or plastic washer with lid
Palette knife: Small, long, diamond-shaped with rounded end, offset palette knife – Connoisseur brand 6810-10 or similar
Canvases - 2
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