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Date/Time: Fri-Sun / April 27-29 / 10:30-6:00 pm
Cost: $385 + $20 supply fee to be paid directly to instructor.
Registration: Call or come in to get on the wait list. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio in the downstairs of Cole Gallery.
107 5th Ave. S. Edmonds, WA
Learn how to capture dramatic effects of light and atmosphere using mediums and tools for textural oil painting. Students will execute landscape painting from start to finish with a focus on understanding techniques and how to use certain painting mediums.
We will explore various finishing techniques including dry-brushing, glazing, scumbling, knife work, impasto, etc. Students will be introduced to two mediums:
- Spray medium for glazing and wet into wet painting
- Maroger medium (students can use Galkyd from Gamblin)
The process will be broken into three stages: block-in, interim blocking and rendering (thin paint), then in the final stage impasto: final rendering, and details.
One stage will be covered each day. Each student will be provided with a blocked-in painting form, on which they will practice finishing and layering techniques.
Day 1- Instructor demonstrates blocking in a painting in the morning, students will block in their picture in the afternoon. Instructor provides reference to work from; students will essentially be following along. This is a rough block in using thin washes and wiping out. This is left to thoroughly dry.
***Students may work on more than one picture if they paint quickly enough.
Day 2- Instructor demonstrates (morning) the building of layers through the various techniques listed above and begins using mediums. Students will use a cured instructor provided block-in to learn and practice dry-brushing, glazing, and other interim work prior to laying on thick impasto. We will also begin using the spray medium on the canvas at this stage.
Day 3- Instructor demonstrates finishing the interim rendering and preparing for impasto. Students will be introduced to Maroger Medium (they may use Galkyd Gel). Instructor demonstrates impasto and final finishing details, and students will follow along.
This workshop is suitable for those with some experience in oils.
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
Mike will be providing each student with a pre-painted and dried, blocked-in 9x12 linen canvas panel on which to learn finishing techniques. Additional instructor-provided supplies include an aluminum atomizer, enough of each medium for the exercises, and a special edge brush. Please bring $20 supply fee payable in cash to instructor.
Oil Paints – Good quality, professional brand such as Gamblin.
Suggested, optional colors (Mike uses the rest of these regularly, however not all will be needed for the class):
Panels or stretched canvas:
Mike will be providing each student with a pre-painted and dried, blocked in 9x12 canvas panel on which to learn finishing techniques.
In addition, each student needs to bring:
Make sure your canvases have a good priming. For example, Source Tek canvas (which are highly pre-primed) or Fredrix Pro Series Dixie. If you select a brand other than Source Tek, make sure you add another coat of gesso for the priming so they are not absorbent and stain. Also note that the smoother or finer the surface is, the more difficult it becomes to layer paint, so a medium texture will work best.
*Note on Mike's choice of Source Tek canvas panels: these are quality panels made with medium weave Belgian linen that do not need extra priming. Fredrix Pro Series Dixie 12oz cotton archival canvas board (available at ARTspot) will need an additional layer of gesso, easily applied with an inexpensive foam roller brush, available at any hardware or paint store.
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