(Intermediate – Advanced)
For this class I will be teaching the impressionistic approach to plein air painting – with thicker, looser paint using palette knife and bold brush strokes. Emphasis will be on design, value and composition to tell a story. I’ll discuss the importance of composition and value studies and I will do a short lecture and demo each morning. After that, you will paint from a photograph and I will work with you one-on-one.
DATES: Dec. 7th and 8th
TIME: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (1⁄2 hour lunch)
Michelle Byrne Supply List Fall 2017: A LOOSE APPROACH TO OIL PAINTING USING PALETTE KNIFE AND BOLD BRUSHWORK: W7
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2 small to medium size linen or canvas panels per day – 8”x10” to 12” x 16”.
Some of the ones I use are: Fredrix Belgium Linen Panels, Centurion Linen Panel (acrylic primed)
Please avoid bringing panels or canvas’ that are too smooth.
(IF USING COBRA OILS or any water mixable oils DO NOT USE OIL PRIMED LINEN OR CANVAS)
I use Cobra Solvent Free Oils – but feel free to use traditional oils if that is what you have.
Below are the colors I use: (If you have similar colors please bring those – no need to go buy all of the ones listed:
Permanent Green Deep (Cobra) or Viridian
Burnt Sienna (Optional)
Madder Lake (Cobra) or Permanent Alizarin
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Orange (optional)
Permanent or Cadmium Yellow deep
Permanent or Cadmium Yellow light
Permanent Red Violet Light (optional)
I try not to use any medium, which makes me use more paint.
If using traditional oils please bring Gamsol or Turpenoid.
Flats #2,4,6,10 (just a few of these are needed – or just bring what you have)
Watercolor Rigger # 1 and 3
Large 1 1/2” cheap brush from Home Depot for washes.
Palette Knife – A decent quality Palette Knife for mixing and applying paint (2 inch minimum blade)
MY FAVORITE IS THE “BLICK #30” available through Dick Blick online.
Gloves – I wear gloves when I paint. It allows me to feel free to be a slob and not worry about health hazards.