Instructor:  Diane DuBois Mullaly
1 Day Workshop: June 23, 2018
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2. p.m.
Cost:  $48 Members, $58 Non-members
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All mediums and levels of experience.  Mudhead is a term that originated in the Hawthorne and Hensche color schools. These paintings capture the color, value and form of people without rendering facial features; and are usually painted with the figure backlighted. The head and face tend to be a warm muddy color, thus mudhead! These paintings begin very loosely and are built from abstract chunks of color, which are then refined but not detailed. The ability to paint a mudhead comes in handy when painting people on beaches, and in outdoor restaurant and street scenes. Mudheads are a lot of fun to paint, and the instructor will show you a simple step-by-step technique that gives great results.  Bring a bag lunch.


June 23 - June 23, 2018


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Class Schedule:

One Day Workshop

Class Information:

Materials List
Mudheads 2018
Diane DuBois Mullaly
• The materials that you normally use in creating your art. Easels and taborets are supplied.
• Your lunch. Coffee and snacks supplied.
• Notebook and Pen, Camera.
• An open mind, your creative spirit, and your sense of wonder. There is no pressure! Be ready to relax, get in touch with the painter inside you, think good thoughts, and have a lot of fun!

If working in Watercolor or Gouache:
• Use the pigments, brushes, panels or papers and other tools you normally use. Also read below list for what applies to you.

If working in Oil or Acrylic:
• Paint – Use the colors you normally use. Be sure to have a yellow, a true red (naphthol red is good), Ultramarine Blue and white.
• Medium – None needed for oil. Acrylic painters might consider a retarder to slow drying.
• Brushes – An assortment, including flats in various sizes and one smaller round.
• Painting Knives --Painting knives (aka palette knives) shaped like a trowel, one or a variety. I like Creative Mark brand #-25.
• Palette – Use whatever you have. Paper is fine. To cover and transport palette with paint on it: Masterson Palette Seal – blue lid for oil, yellow lid (with sponge inside) for acrylic.
• Panels – Two or three 8x10s or a similar size. Panel or canvas board is preferable to stretched canvas (which is easy to poke a hole in, and lets the light shine through the back).
• How to carry wet paintings -- If you want to save money and recycle, use empty pizza boxes to transport your wet paintings. Or buy Guerilla Painter Handy Porter online.
• Brush Washer -- or tank with a tight cover. You can use a glass jar with a lid that seals tight, the size of a spaghetti sauce or mayo jar. Or a Silicoil has a coil in the bottom on which to wipe bristles.
• Solvent – For oil painters to clean your brushes and palette knives, and thin your paint: ODORLESS Turpenoid or Gamsol. Do not bring any solvent with an odor!
• Spray bottle – Acrylic painters, to keep your paint from drying too fast.
• Paper Towels -- Viva brand, one roll.

Local Supplier: Ben Franklin, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, (410) 820-0202

Online Suppliers:
• Dick Blick
• Jerry’s Artarama
• Cheap Joe’s
• Ray Mar
• Guerilla Painter
• Artwork Essentials