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$250 /$220 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)
Brand new Workshop!
This exciting and fun class will cover the basic principles of oil painting specifically with regard to painting boats.
After the basics are covered, students will start by painting some basic boats and move up to more complicated groupings of dinghies and sailboats throughout the next couple of days. For those who have studied with Douglas before, this overview of principles is always a good review, and no matter what the subject, these principles are key, and new discussions and tips are added each season.
Each day’s demo will include simple discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails.
Please keep in mind that most or all of the supplies will be available in the art supply section of Books & Books @ The Studios. Students enrolled in this workshop will be offered a discount.
Class supply list:
(these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result)
Oils – Utrecht (order from Dick
Blick) Cad. Red Light, Aliz
Crim., Phthalo Blue, Phthalo
Green, Ultram. Blue, Ultram.
Violet, Lemon Yellow, Yellow
Green, Green Earth Hue, Sap
Green, Prussian Green, Yellow
Ochre, Ivory Black, large tube of
OPTIONAL Oils – Greenish
Umber Mixture, Burnt Sienna,
Jaune Brilliant No 2. Holbein
Ivory White, Cad Medium and Cad Red Dark
disposable palette pad, palette knife
brushes- filberts- #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10
rounds- in above sizes if you prefer round over filberts.
rounds- in really small like #0,1, or 2- to be able to put in some detail and sign
a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1″ and 2-2.5″ sizes
Canvases- Quantity 2-3 5″x7″
1-2 10″x20″ or 12″x16″ or 16″x20″ or 15″x30″ (or whatever size desired for larger
painting- returning students, be fearless, go larger!)
And anything else student needs to help them paint well and feel comfortable.
Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and
Permalba white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas. (This can be done
first thing in class if needed).
Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some