The Colors of Art
—using water-mixable oils
How do you get all those Greens, and Purples, and Oranges...oh, my!
Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30pm - 4:30pm
$90 ($85 if paid by Nov 7)
ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED—Just come with an apron, palette knife, and fine-line sharpie (to label your colors)!
Mixing more COLORS than you ever imagined, using oil paints that clean up with soap and water. Color theory, with a discussion of hue, value, temperature, intensity—warm, cool, light, dark, subdued, vibrant—and then we paint!
Participants walk away with a sheet of all the colors they have mixed, labeled so that later you can reproduce the colors!
(and we might just have time to compare our colors with what is really outside!
You may bring snack/drink. Coffee is available at Crossroads starting at noon.
Knife Painting "101"
— an alternative to the brush, with water-mixable oils!
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10am-4 pm
An introduction to painting with a paint/palette knife. Participants will practice technique, and create on or two small paintings, based on images provide by the instructor.
$100, or $95 (if paid by Nov 1)
All materials provided, except canvases. Participants receive two palette knives to take home. I recommend 2 8x10" or 9x12" canvas boards or panels.
You may bring lunch/drink, or go out to get something. Coffee is available at Crossroads starting at noon.
My painting: Blue Ridge Mountains, Clouds and Field, 8x10", oil on linen
Please email me if you have questions or for pricing:
The Colors of Art— mixing colors with water-mixable oils (all supplies provided) —4 hours
Neutrals— discovering the beauty of browns, greys, and neutralized colors—4 hours
Palette Knife 101— using a palette knife to paint landscapes (all materials provided, including 2 knives)—all day
Using a Limited Palette— explore using less colors, and famous limited palettes, like Anders Zorn—all day
The Business of Art— how to get your paintings from under the bed and into the public eye—4 hours
Linear Perspective— understanding and using one-, two-, and three-point perspective—3 hours
Painting en Plein Air— a one-day introduction to painting outdoors—all day
Group Presentation Topics:
Copying Famous Paintings— my experience copying paintings at the VMFA
Enamelling 101— introduction to the terms, processes, and production of enamel work used by Fabergé
A Woman Traveling Alone—adventures of a plein air painter, on her own
The Business of Art— where do you start to get your art into the public eye? A brief overview of actions to take
Using a Camera vs. Your Eye—the importance of observational drawing/painting, the pitfalls of using ONLY photos