We’ll use alkyd white and Liquin alkyd resin mixed with our regular paints to accelerate the drying time. This will allow us to enhance colors with glazes and add details on the second day.
This class will expand on my Indirect Method painting classes. Our goal is to create a colored underpainting that can be glazed when dry, to further enrich the colors. We’ll begin on a toned canvas, or imprimatura, that suggests the gradations of a blue sky and a ground plane. This is done in acrylic paint. While that’s drying, I’ll do a demonstration. We will explore mixing grays for cloud shadows, as well mixing other colors to use in the painting. We will discuss “color logic” in a painting too.
Everyone will use the same photograph. I’ve found this to be helpful in quite a few ways. Though we start with the same image, each student’s work is always unique. It’s always fun to see how we interpret the same scene, and it helps us learn from each other.
Ashland Gallery will have various frames available to purchase, though that’s optional. It’s always fun to see how a frame enhances a painting, and how different moldings seem to complement individual painting styles! This is a real advantage to holding the workshop at Ashland, besides the easels, snacks, coffee and the friendly support of the folks at the gallery.
The supply list can be found under the tab "Class Information" at the top of this page.