This one week painting workshop is open to all levels: (beginner – advanced) There will be a model in one pose for five days and students can choose to either work on one painting for the full session or do several different studies throughout the week. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the science of light, shadow and color and how to combine that knowledge with ones perceptual awareness in order to accurately represent the figure in space. Focus will also be placed on a variety of color palettes for a life-like description of flesh and on the importance of temperature and chroma to the representation of the figure. The organization of a painting as a whole will be an important aspect of discussion. Plenty of one-on-one instruction is provided, tailored to each persons stage of development.
Canvas or panel no smaller than 16" x 20"; no larger than 24" x 30" for a week long painting.
If you want to do several studies, bring in canvases in a smaller size range: Suggested: 9"x12" to 16"x20"
Bring what you have; if purchasing new - buy soft filberts (synthetics are fine) in the 1/4 to 3/4 inch range, and a larger (approximately 1") bristle brush.
Wooden, plastic, or glass palette preferred over paper palettes.
Titanium White, Yelllow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna (Winsor Newton), Transparent Red Oxide, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Blue Black, Alizarin Crimson. (Additional colors may be suggested during the week)
Note: If your budget is limited to fewer tubes of paint, please select: Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Ivory Black and Blue Black.
Small cup or container to hold linseed oil.
Paper towels (Viva or Bounty are preferred)