9TH ANNUAL WINTER CHALLENGE—A PAINTING A DAY FOR 30 DAYS – ZOOM CLASS
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Five Weeks: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $105 Members, $126 Non-members
Join us for five weeks of self-discovery and artistic exploration. Creating one small artwork a day is a great way to loosen up, improve quickly, discover new concepts, and commit to a regular painting practice. Paintings are 6”x 6” or 5”x 7”, any subject, painted from life or photos. The first class will introduce the concept with pointers and tips, while subsequent classes will focus on constructive critiques. Artwork will be uploaded and shown on a shared screen. All mediums/skill levels. Minimum of 6, maximum of 15 participants.
Materials List – 2022
9th Annual Winter Challenge – A Painting a Day for 30 Days!
Diane DuBois Mullaly
BRING TO ALL CLASSES:
- 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!
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
If working in Graphite, Colored Pencil or Pastel:
- Use the pencils and pastels, erasers, shaders, and other tools you normally use. Your finished work should be 6×6 or 5×7. A Strathmore 3 or 4 ply paper is good for pencils. Pastels, use your preferred paper. Also read below list for what applies to you.
If working in Watercolor or Gouache:
- Use the pigments, brushes, panels or papers and other tools you normally use. Your finished work should be 6×6 or 5×7. 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 like Napthol Red (not cadmium), 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 save palette with paint on it: Masterson Palette Seal – blue lid for oil, yellow lid (with sponge inside) for acrylic.
- Panels – 30 panels. Size 6×6 or 5×7. Ampersand Gessoboard or Multimedia Art board work well. You can also paint on gessoed paper or mat board.
- 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 use any solvent with an odor!
- Spray bottle – Acrylic painters, to keep your paint from drying too fast.
- Paper Towels — Viva brand, several rolls.
Online suppliers: Jerry’s Artorama, Dick Blick, Cheap Joes. All are reliable & fair with similar prices.