Saturday, March 24th
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
One of the things students always tell Mary is that they wish they could be more painterly and loosen up. If you feel that way, this is the workshop for you! If you want to become more painterly you need to be willing to use more paint! So we will explore using larger quantities of fewer colors. This will also help you stretch your color mixing sensibilities.
Mary will begin the workshop by demonstrating the technique for you to emulate. She will then motivate you to loosen up and just have fun in the process of exploring paint.
This workshop is suitable for oils or acrylics.
Oils or Acrylics:
At least 4 large tubes of paint, a red, a yellow, a blue, a white. I really have no preference as part of this will be an opportunity for you to learn the limitations of your palette. You can bring a variety of the primary colors, but please, bring large tubes of at least these 4 colors.
Golden Open gel medium (I don’t care what level of gloss)
Water Spray bottle, and a container for water
Liquin, or Gamblin alkyd gel, or Gamblin solvent free gel, or Galkyd
A small amount of Odorless mineral spirits (I recommend Gamsol)
A wide variety including some cheap 1-2 inch house painting type brushes
A good sized palette to mix paint on (disposable is ok but paper plates are too small) Freezer paper taped to a board works well.
A variety of supports to work on as we will be doing multiple paintings. Inexpensive canvas panels are fine, or gessoed paper or scraps of gessoed canvas that can be tacked to a board or support or a pad of canvas paper would be fine, at least 11×14 you need space to swing the brush around!
Paper towels, palette knife, optional (old credit cards, rubber tools, kitchen scrapers)
A few empty plastic containers with lids
Random still life objects:
We will be setting up a large mixture of still life objects to compose from. It would be nice to get a variety of colors and textures, flowers are fine too, bring along some random stuff to share and I will create an interesting still life for us all to work from.