Capturing a sense of place
Ages Open to all including students
Experience Level Advanced beginners and up
In this class session we will do several painting exercises using images from Kari’s southern U.S. painting trip in March! We will discuss learning to see nuances of light that give a sense of “place” to a scene. Kari will provide reference images on screen to paint from. Prior to class, take a look through some of your own travel photos and jot down a few ways you can tell where they were taken just by their quality of light.
Choose paint colors, surface, and brushes you’re comfortable with. We want to get “in the zone” while creating these studies, and a big part of that is not needing to think about your materials.
Several small painting surfaces (or a larger board or oil paper taped off in smaller sections)
Use what you’re comfortable with, Kari will have this palette of colors:
- Cadmium Yellow Lemon (cool yellow)
- Cadmium Yellow Medium (warm yellow)
- Pyrrole Orange
- Naphthol Red (warm red)
- Quinacridone Red (cool red)
- Indanthrene Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
• Mineral spirits
• Paper towels
• Brushes: Use your favorites. Kari will have an array of synthetic long and short flats.