Thursday, June 17, 1:00-5:00pm at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
*we will meet outside of the Annex building at the start of the class*
The goal of the workshop is to help guide people to better their skills in translating what they see while working in a plein air setting. The main focus will be working with shapes and warm and cool colors in creating your work. The outdoor locations on campus at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts will provide a range of sights from woodlands to building structures to flowers. In the event of rain, those who choose to can work inside using both still-lifes and/or photo.
While I am most widely known as a palette knife painter, this workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees to explore creating an image using medium of choice with brush or knife. My demo will give a quick review of composition guidelines, perspective rules, color-mixing and issues related to value. It will start out with a more traditional approach and then move towards a more impressionistic end.
COVID Safety Requirements
This class is open to adults who are fully vaccinated as of the class date. By registering, you acknowledge that you understand this and will be required to show proof of vaccination when you arrive.
- Please come prepared with a prepared surface to work on and bring painting medium (Cynthia uses Gamblin's products: a Gamsol/Galkyd 50/50 mix), a container for the solvent, and a rag or paper towels, a container for taking home your work (a large pizza box can work). If using acrylics, Cynthia suggests using 'Golden Open Acrylics' or bring some Retarder to slow their drying and extra water for use with the paints. Must bring an easel and palette.
- Basic colors: oils/acrylics: prussian blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue (optional), turquoise of sorts (Cynthia uses cobalt teal, a Gamblin Product), Cadmium or napthol red, Alizarin crimson or permanent (preferred), purple dioxazine, cad orange, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, and titanium-zinc white or titanium white. *For those who work in watercolors or pastels, Cynthia suggests a similar palette of colors in your own medium.
- If you want to work with a palette knife, Cynthia suggests RGM #46 or #50 or equivalent. Brush sizes#3, #5, and #9. Cynthia's preference is to use 'synthetic flats on Ampersand Gessobord' as she likes a smooth surface. But feel free to use whatever surface and brush style you prefer.
* For those who do not have a plein air set-up (an easel, a palette, and a container for solvent), some limited equipment is available but prior arrangement is needed by June 11th. (contact Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)*
Feel free to contact Cynthia with questions! She will bring a variety of back-up materials, but will be loading her car on the 11th as she has to hit the road on the morning of the 12th. firstname.lastname@example.org