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Painting the Abstract Landscape - 1 Day Workshop

  • Still Life Studio 82 Elm St. Portland United States (map)
Painting the Abstract Landscape
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SATURDAY MAY 25TH 10AM-3PM

This workshop will help you loosen up and experiment with new approaches to abstract or semi-abstract landscape painting. All work will be done in the studio using photographs as reference. 

  • learn new strategies of editing, abstraction, and bold paint application

  • watch demonstrations to help you get started

  • have plenty of time to paint and try different techniques

  • leave with several small completed paintings

Come with an open mind and a desire to free yourself from overwhelming details or attachment to realism. Instruction will be accessible to both newer and more experienced painters. Ages 14 and up.

Supply list below. Those without supplies may borrow them from the studio for a $15 fee. Spots are not reserved until payment has been received. 

*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. 

Instructor: Adria Moynihan Rusk, artist/owner of Still Life Studio

SUPPLY LIST (bring or borrow)

Acrylic* Paint: (suggested palette, but bring what you have)
Titanium White
1 Cool Yellow: Cadmium Primrose, Hansa yellow light, Cadmium lemon or Lemon yellow
1 Warm Yellow: Cadmium yellow deep/dark, cadmium yellow medium
1 Warm Red: Cadmium red light
1 Cool Red: Quinacridone magenta or Quinacridone red
1 Warm Blue: Ultramarine blue
1 Cool Blue: Cerulean blue, manganese blue, or phthalo blue
Recommended acrylic brands: Golden Heavy Body, Utrecht Artist Paints, Liquitex Professional, Winsor & Newton Artist Paints. NO Student grade paints (they will only cause frustration). 

Brushes: a small selection (3-4) in good condition. Bigger brushes are highly encouraged (size 6+)
Palette knife approx. 3” diamond or teardrop shape
Palette of your choice (at least 9x12). I suggest 9x12 disposable paper sheets, or the Sta-Wet palette
Water container
Rags or Paper Towels
Pencil and eraser
Unstretched canvas will be provided. Feel free to bring 2-3 small painting panels of your choice (optional), under 8 inches on all sides. Square or rectangle is fine.
Bring a few images to work from (simple is best) or choose from a selection at the studio. 

*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/walnut oil as your medium (no mineral spirits, liquin or other mediums), and a way to transport wet paintings (they can’t be left at the studio).

If you have any questions about the workshop or the supply list please contact me

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