Unleash the Power of Acrylic Paint!
BEGINNER+: Frustrated with acrylic paints' fasts drying time? That's one of Angela's favorite aspects of this versatile medium, and she will show you how to use it to your advantage. Starting with the surface you work on, all the way to the finishing touches! This class is great for anyone who is looking for tools to create more interesting and effective representational paintings using acrylic paint.
July 1 & 2nd, 2017; 10am-4:30pm each day.
Daniel Smith, 4150 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Call Daniel Smith at (206) 223-9599
- Your choice of support: canvas or panel, size can be between 8x10 and 11x14-inches. Larger supports require more time so consider your painting speed and comfort level. You will need 2 minimum for the class.
- If working on canvas, consider prepping your surface before the class. You can see how I prep my canvas by adding a thin layer of light molding paste to the surface 24 hours before painting here.
- No easel is required, but it’s easier to paint on an incline than flat. Sometimes the table can skew your perspective, resulting in a skewed drawing. Daniel Smith does have some table props for students if necessary,
- Titanium White
- Titan Buff
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Quinacridone Crimson (or Quinacridone Magenta or Rose, or Alizarin Crimson Permanent)
- Ultramarine Blue
- Burnt Umber.
- Optional colors: Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Red Medium
- BONUS: Angela will bring a tube of M.Graham acrylic to class for each student (a color not listed here).
- Paper palettes work well and are easy to clean up for acrylics, but anything you can mix paint on will work.
Note that different manufacturers’ sizing varies, just to confuse us! I prefer the Connoisseur brand, or the Robert Simmons Titanium brushes because they are a nice synthetic brush that are not soft like watercolor brushes, but have a little stiffness to them.
- Small filbert (size 2 or 4)
- Larger filbert (size 8 or 10)
- Round Liner brush (size 2 or 4) for details and signing
- photo reference (though Angela will have some for students to use in class as well)
- water bucket
- paper towel
- clothes you can paint in
- notepad and pencil to take notes if you like