In conjunction with my upcoming show at ESAC in Fairhope, Alabama, I'll be leading a landscape workshop in oils on April 10th & 11th, 2014. We will explore my favorite method of creating a painting, with a classical technique of underpainting followed with glazes. Reference photographs, panels for painting, and alkyd white paint will be included in the supply fee. No need to bring an easel either--the folks at ESAC provide a comfortable, supportive environment. Here are links to register and to the supply list:
- Day 1 begins with a warm-up exercise: applying an imprimatura to your panel, followed by my demonstration of creating an underpainting. We'll discuss preparing your surface to receive paint, paint consistency and brush handling. If you're an experienced artist, you may pick up a few tips about the underpainting/glazing technique. But if you've been curious about painting, or used to paint, or worked only in watercolor, or took classes in college...this is a workshop for you. Let's think of this as Art Appreciation 2.2, a place where you can experiment, and possibly--hopefully--mess up. I'll hold your hand--literally--to see you make your brushstrokes properly. This is painting taught the way I wish I had been taught...for a slideshow overview: /underpainting-indirect-method-1.html
- Day 2 will finds us mixing color glazes and applying them to the dry underpainting we created on Wednesday. We'll cover: palette management, proper paint consistency for a glaze, application of glazes, and color logic in creating a color theme for your paintings, as well as exploring mixed grays for cloud shadows. We'll put finishing touches to our paintings with opaque paint using the scumbling technique.