In this fun summer workshop we will paint bouquets of gorgeous flowers from the Portland farmer's market. They'll be brought into the studio so you can paint them at leisure, with guidance and warm-up exercises to get you started.
If you tend to get stuck on the minor details or you want to learn how to paint more freely this workshop is for you.
You'll explore how to...
- create a dynamic composition
- simplify the subject to the most important details
- use bold paint application
- relax and enjoy the process of painting expressively!
This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 15 and up. You'll be guided through a process and then you'll have time to experiment and play.
Supply list below. Canvas and paper will be provided. For those who don't have their own supplies the supply fee has been waived for this workshop, but Please indicate whether you need supplies when you register. (If you only have paints and brushes but not the other supplies please bring them!)
*This class requires 5 students to run, with a maximum of 9 students. Please sign up as far in advance as possible to help ensure that the class runs and that your spot is reserved.
Acrylic or Oil Paint**: Titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, quinacridone magenta or alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue. (suggested palette, but bring what you have)
Brushes: Please bring a small selection of brushes (4-6) in good condition. Bigger brushes encouraged, no tiny brushes.
Palette knife approx. 3” diamond or teardrop shape. Metal, not plastic. (optional but encouraged)
Palette of your choice (at least 9x12). I suggest 9x12 disposable paper sheets.
Water container (a wide-mouthed salsa jar is fine)
Rags or Paper Towels. Many painters prefer the blue shop towels found in the auto section of hardware stores.
Un-stretched canvas will be provided. If you would prefer to bring a stretched canvas or primed panels you may do so (two, any dimensions 9x12 or smaller).
**Those who prefer oil paints may use them. The demonstrations will be in acrylic, but the exercises will translate in either medium. Please bring only linseed oil and/or Gamsol odorless mineral spirits in your own jars (no liquin or other toxic or smelly mediums), and a way to transport wet oil paintings.
If you have any questions about the workshop or the supply list please contact me.