Exploring color relationships built on strong value structures and shapes will allow the painter to capture his/her “responses to nature” on canvas. Because color is the most personal and expressive of all elements in a landscape, understanding the color wheel is extremely important to achieving the feelings of time and place in a landscape painting. This class will explore ways to reap the benefits of good values and color choices for landscapes, including smart use of color opposites and color harmonies to get the viewer’s attention. Personalized instruction and helpful critiques will be provided to accommodate each student’s painting style. Students should bring their own landscape photos with which they have a strong personal connection.
February 23 - February 24, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
I use mostly Gamblins but there are comparables in all brands
Burnt Sienna or Transparent Earth red Alizarin crimson.
Cadmium Yellow (medium)
Cadmium lemon yellow
Gamblind Radiant Turquoise Gamblins Chromatic Black Gamblins Portland Gray medium Torrit gray
Robert Simmons Signet or Rosemary (suggested makes) 8,6,4,2 OR in between
Princeton, (suggested make) 2,0 for fine details
Some softer brushes for washes
Sketching pencil or Carbon pencil 3b-6b
Gamsol for brush cleaning Optional:
Solvent Free Gel
Canvas or boards no smaller than 9x12 Sketchbook.
Paper or wood
Bring your own reference on an Ipad, laptop or printed out. NOT on cell phones, please. I will print out some extras.
* Most of these supplies can be found at Ben Franklins in Easton!