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"Still Life:  Color Gets the Credit, Values Do the Work" w/ Cary Jurriaans - Oil Workshop

DATE/TIME:  November 8th-10th (Fri,Sat,Sun)  10:30am-4:30pm

COST:  $295

REGISTRATION:  Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom of this page to register online.  425.697.2787. Some drawing and oil experience required up to the advanced artist.

LOCATION:  Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds


Cary will guide you through the process of the classical still life showing you the importance of values and  how to see the differences from light to dark in value.  Color often gets all the credit when value can make or break the piece.   Cary will be discussing and demonstrating materials, mediums, and brushes.  You will also be working through the value step scale, measuring for correct drawing, the importance of light, form, and the still life set up/composition.  Photographic references will also be talked about, although Cary advises against them until the artist is very familiar with the whole process. 

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You can pick up all your great art supplies at ARTspot in Edmonds just blocks from Cole Gallery.  Registered Cole Art Studio students will receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies.  Make sure to pick up your 10% off slip at Cole Gallery's front desk.  Artspot's Web Site

 A still life set up:  Please bring between 1 to 3 objects from home that make a pleasing still life. You can choose objects based on a theme, like “breakfast” or on an emotion. Or the objects may relate simply because they are the same kind of object, like 3 items, that are different shapes and sizes. Choose objects that you are interested in painting.  Keep it simple!!  There are some objects at Cole Art Studio to use as well.

Painting Supplies:

Two 6X8 linen boards or gesso boards. Please add 2 coats of gesso to any support you bring, use a smooth brush or roller. Not necessary with oil primed linen.

-Odorless Thinner (sealable glass or metal container)

-Flat, long Vienna Brushes from Langnickel or Rosemary - Ivory Brushes, sizes: 2,4,6.

- Very helpful: 2 angled brushes from the Vienna also.

-Filberts are okay, but I prefer flats. Langnickel or Rosemary badger hair brushes, smaller size as we are doing small studies.

-1 round detail brush

-Paper towels

-Daniel Smith, oil painting Medium, or linseed oil.

-Plastic grocery bag for garbage

-Portable easel

-Surgical gloves

-Spray bottle of Simple Green

-Something to bring your wet painting home in

Oil Paints:

mixed white or zinc / titanium mixture

titanium white

cad yellow light

cadmium yellow medium

yellow ochre

raw sienna

cadmium orange

cadmium Red light

alizaron permanent

quinacridone magenta

transparent red oxide

burnt umber

raw umber greenish shade

sap green, dark

phthalo yellow green

cobalt Blue

ultramarine Blue

ivory Black and chromatic black (Gamblin)

You can also work in or black and white to make a grisaille. It is your choice.