NOCTURNES AND LANDSCAPES IN THE TONALIST TRADITION
Instructor: Meg Walsh
Two-Day Workshop: February 5 and 6
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Cost: $190 Members, $228 Non-members
Learn to create evocative landscapes of that magical time between day and night using color, value, and edges to establish mood and atmosphere. Students will examine works by historic and contemporary tonalists, and Meg will discuss nocturne painting techniques and give brief demonstrations of blocking in and glazing. Participants will work from their own reference photos. Maximum of 8 students.
Landscapes in the Tonalist Tradition – Supply List
I recommend a palette with a cool and warm of each primary. It’s useful to have a transparent version of each primary as well, which I’ve incorporated in this list. This is just a general guide. If you want to bring extra colors or substitute your own palette that is fine. I just want you to be able to mix a wide range of colors.
Cadmium lemon (cool)
Indian Yellow (warm and transparent) or Hansa Yellow (warm and semitransparent)
Cadmium Red Light (warm) or napthol red
Alizarin Permanent (cool, transparent)
Ultramarine Blue (cool and transparent)
Manganese Blue or Thalo Blue (warm and transparent)
I also find these colors to be useful:
Gold Ochre or Yellow Ochre
Transparent Oxide Red
Portland Gray Light
Unbleached titanium (Graham makes the best for me because it doesn’t get dried out)
For the exercises you may prefer to work on inexpensive panels, gessoed paper, or a canvas pad. For paintings bring whatever size you are comfortable with but no smaller than 9×12.
If you are using paper or unstretched canvas, you will need bring tape and a firm backing board.
For oil, bring what you normally use. I recommend having a at least a few bristle flats or filberts sizes 4-8
Also bring some softer brushes.
Solvent: For oil painters, please use Gamsol, a container, and a small palette cup
Palette or palette paper pad, the bigger the better
Rags or paper towels
Small sketchbook and pencil or pen
Photo references: Bring full page printouts of photos that you would like to paint. Please print them in both black&white and color. I would prefer that you work from your own photos if possible. Photos should be from late in day or early morning.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or text me:
Cell: 703-628-5826 Email: email@example.com