Composition & Color for the Landscape Painter

Composition & Color for the Landscape Painter

Instructor: Ann Larsen
Saturday, August 11 & Sunday, August 12
Member: $260 / Non-Member: $280

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We will cover making sense of all the chaos before you. Focus will be on distilling down to the essence of your subject by simplification and strong design. Emphasis will be placed on the use of color, which will include hue, temperature and value. We will also work on mixing and using colorful grays. Additionally, the use of edges will be covered.

The workshop is designed to help students learn to work intuitively and passionately. A finished painting is not the goal. We will work on small studies that can then be used as examples for future paintings. Intermediate to Advance. Beginning landscape painters are welcome. Oil is the preferred medium for students, but acrylic, watercolor and pastel are acceptable.

Materials List:

  • Please bring whatever colors you want BUT as a minimum you will need:
    • titanium white - a large tube
    • ultramarine blue
    • compose blue or cerulean blue
    • alizarin crimson permanent
    • cadmium red light or Permanent Red Medium (made by Rembrandt Extra Fine)
    • cadmium yellow light
    • cadmium yellow pale or cadmium lemon
    • translucent red oxide or burnt sienna
  • Palette for mixing paint - SIZE VERY IMPORTANT!! Please have a palette large enough to mix color - a minimum of 11x14 surface
  • Outdoor style easel: French easel, pochade box style, etc.
  • Brushes: Good bristle brushes in sizes Flats #4, #6, #8 plus a couple of sable like, softer brushes
  • Solvent & Medium - oil painters: Orderless mineral spirits - Gamsol or Turpenoid ONLY Not the type from Home Depot, etc.
  • Canvas: Canvas panel (or stretched canvas) in sizes 6x8 to 11x14. The inexpensive canvaspanels are best.
  • Sketch Book and No. 3-6 soft pencils - small handheld for thumbnail studies (3x5)
  • Other
    • Palette knife - large enough to mix paint with - 2-1/2" x 1" min. length
    • Large lidded solvent container that seals. The ones with strainers in the bottom are a must have. Otherwise you are just dipping into the muck in the bottom and not really cleaning you brushes. Fill container 2/3 full with solvent.
    • Roll of Paper towels or rags
    • Plastic or paper grocery bags for paper towel disposal

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