This workshop will focus on using a thoughtful limited palette to create color harmony in your paintings. This will be an interactive zoom workshop where you are encouraged to ask questions, the same way you would in an in-person workshop.
Demos will be in oil paint. The workshop will be most beneficial to oil, acrylic and guache artists, but artists of any painting medium are welcome.
The workshop is designed with artists with experience in mind, but artists of any level are welcome.
Presentation, color study demonstration, time for you to paint a color study (or more than one if you’re a fast painter). Q&A for the last 30 minutes.
Bring a photo to paint from, or use the one I provide. I’ll be there to answer questions as you paint.
A color study demonstration using a second limited palette, time for you to paint a color study (or more than one if you’re a fast painter). Q&A for the last 30 minutes.
Bring a photo to paint from, or use the one I provide. I’ll be there to answer any questions as you paint.
A map-in demonstration, time for you to map-in your small painting. Open discussion / Q&A time.
Bring a photo to paint from, or choose from a small selection of photos I make available.
Painting demonstration, time for you to continue working on your small painting. Time to share work / Q&A time.
Bring the same photo from day 3.
You are welcome to contact me with any questions.
For demos I will use these oil paint colors, mostly Utrecht artists’ paint. I encourage substitutions if you have a similar color already. If purchasing paints for the workshop, get artist grade paint of any brand in size 37ml or larger.
- Titanium White
- Cad Yellow Medium (hue or cadmium free are great)
- Cad Red Medium (hue or cadmium free are great)
- Rose Matter Hue (can substitute quinacridone, alizarine magenta, etc.)
- Ultramarine Blue
- Manganeese Blue or Cerulean Blue
- Ivory Black (very limited use, if any)
- Yellow Ochre
– Four small inexpensive canvases / panels / painting surfaces for color studies in sizes 5×7 or thereabouts. If you are a fast painter, bring more surfaces.
– One or two small canvases / panels / painting surfaces in a size 8×10 – 11×14, depending on your comfort, for a longer painting.
Have your regular painting supplies/accessories set up and ready to paint with. If you don’t have a regular painting setup yet, here’s what I use:
- Brushes & palette knife: I like long handled filbert bristles brushes in sizes 2, 4, and 6, flat golden taklon brushes in size 1/2 inch, and a small round for details, and a small narrow pointy palette knife (optional).
- Palette or mixing surface. I use an 11×14 piece of glass with safety edges, mounted to wood with tape around the edges. Use the palette you’re used to. If you use glass, be safe.
- Solvent: Odorless mineral spirits and an air-tight solvent container – only for traditional oil paints. (Optional if you prefer a solvent-free environment.)
- Medium: I use Chroma Archival Oils Lean Medium, and Gamblin Solvent-Free Oil Gel Medium
- Lint free rags (“shop towels”) or cloth or paper towels.
- Easel or upright place to put your canvas while you’re painting. It must be upright (not laying down).
- Protect your clothes and painting area (walls, floors, table, etc) as you normally do.
and your ten minute pre recorded demo.
Answering a student question in a workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1MzQPtx3gY
Time lapse painting (2-1/2 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L9Ku7d-OTE