Painting Demo / Paint With Me – REGISTRATION CLOSED

April 19
10 am-2 pm CST
Live on Zoom, recordings will be available.

I’ll show you how to paint this duck with big brush marks and lots of color! Bring your paints and paint along, stroke by stroke – or paint this duck in your own way.

There’s a special price because I’ve had a dream for quite a while of having fairly regular, very reasonably priced demo / paint with me events and this one is the test if it’s a viable idea! If this one fills, I’ll do it again at this price! 

Free for Find Your Artistic Voice students (email me to register).

Join me for this fun and affordable paint-along!

The first photo is the source photo we’ll be using. The second photo is an example of my duck paintings so you can get a sense of how it might turn out.

I like to sketch directly on the canvas with my paintbrush, but a lot of artists feel more comfortable starting with a transferred or drawn sketch. You are welcome to use this sketch below (click the image to download it).

If you would like to transfer the sketch to your painting surface, print it at 8×10″, then blacken the back of the paper with pencil or charcoal, attach it to your panel or canvas with tape, and draw over the lines you want to transfer. Check often to make sure your pressure is correct for transferring. And contact me with any questions.

Supplies I’ll use:

  • 8×10″ panel or canvas
  • 1″ (or 3/4″) golden taklon flat
  • #2, 4, & 6 filbert bristle brush (Silver Grand Prix)
  • palette knife
  • regular painting supplies (palette, rags, etc).
  • paper or journal for a composition sketch

Paint colors – I’ll be using a combination of water mixable oils for the initial map-in and traditional oils after that. You’re welcome to use any type of paint. 

  • primary yellow (substitutes are azo or hansa yellow light, lemon yellow, or cad yellow light)
  • cadmium red or vermillion
  • primary magenta or rose madder hue (substitutes are quinacridone red, colors with the names “rose” or “magenta”)
  • viridian
  • primary cyan or manganese blue (substitutes are cerulean blue)
  • titanium white

Contact me with any questions – including supply substitution questions.