PAINT ABSTRACTS IN OIL
New Workshop! This amazing studio painting workshop will yield several exciting abstracts over a 2 day period. Learn to create one or a series of contemporary abstracts while investigating various color ways, and multiple techniques to create various finishes. Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to abstract painting. Discussions and lectures on basic concept and composition, blocking in, use of line, shape, positive/negative, layering/subtracting, texture and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork you painting). Discussions will include what to think about in creating abstract work and how to investigate various techniques and styles. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own.
After a brief morning intro Douglas will introduce the DuMond palette, which he has found to be a lifesaver, and he will assist students with mixing. He will review individual students a few times during each session and tailor instruction to help everyone’s skills develop at a comfortable rate. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to produce several studies and at least one larger painting. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these essential principles.
Class supply list:
Douglas will offer a “BASIC PAINT KIT” which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. Price $150., while supplies last. Please reserve your kit when registering.
Or you can bring these supplies...(these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result)
Canvases- Quantity: 2-3 5"x7", 2-3 8"x10", 2-3 10"x20" or 12"x16" or 16"x20" (or whatever size desired for larger paintings)
Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas (acrylic is fine to tone canvas).
Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.
Class Tentative Outline:
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