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2-Day Workshop in Seattle: Create Rich Values with Acrylics


  • Daniel Smith 4150 First Ave S Seattle, WA (map)

WHEN: August 13 & 14, 10-4pm each day

WHERE: Daniel Smith Seattle Location, 4150 First Ave S. 206.223.9599

COST: $225. Contact Daniel Smith at 206.223.9599 to register.

WHAT? Achieve rich values and soft edges using your acrylic paint in a new way! Angela will show you how to plan your work, creating a value sketch from which you can effectively create value relationships that work even when you play with the colour, whether working from life or a photograph. Layering the paint dark to light, and using a dry brush technique to create soft edges as the paint dries is critical to this technique. At the end of class, see your art come to life! 


SUPPLY LIST:

Paint M. Graham Acrylics, Golden Acrylic Color Heavy Body paints, (other acceptable artist quality paint include Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylics) in the following colours:

  • Titanium White
  • Quinacridone Red (or Quinacridone Magenta): a cool red
  • Cadmium Red Medium: a warm red
  • Cadmium Yellow Light: a cool, opaque yellow is important
  • Ultramarine Blue: a cool blue
  • Burnt Umber: a warm brown
  • Optional colours to round out your palette: Titanium Buff (my favourite white), Cadmium Yellow Deep (a warm yellow), Turquoise (a warm blue), Yellow Ochre (for those who like to paint portraits).

Painting Gesso and Mediums These are optional, but I will discuss them in class and at my demos.

  • Liquitex Clear Gesso: has an amazing tooth and can be mixed with paint to create a coloured ground
  • Golden Light Molding Paste: allows you to create your own texture, goes on first and then you apply gesso on top of it.

Support Choose your preference, no smaller than 11x14 and no larger than 16x20 inches.

  • Hot pressed watercolor paper, prepped with at least one layer of Liquitex clear gesso
  • Canvas panel or wrapped canvas, prepped with a layer of Liquitex Clear gesso (and possibly a thin layer of molding paste, applied with a palette knife)

Brushes You are better to get three good brushes than a whole set of inexpensive student grade paints!

  • 1 Medium or large round brush: Medium to stiff synthetic, like Robert Simmons Titanium, Liquitex Freestyle or Isabey Isacryl
  • 1 Small and 1 large filbert brush: Medium to stiff synthetic, like Robert Simmons Titanium, Liquitex Freestyle or Isabey Isacryl
  • Wide, soft brush to apply gesso
  • Palette knife (metal is best) for paint mixes and for applying light molding paste

Other

  • Water receptacle
  • Palette: I like disposable paper palette pads for my acrylics!
  • Paper Towel
  • Photo references you would like to work from - any questions? Email the artist at ABandurkaART@gmail.com
  • Optional: medical gloves to protect your hands
  • Optional: apron, or wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on
  • Optional: A table easel, french easel or whatever you're most comfortable with works! See my blog post about painting on location for more information about types of easels: 

SUPPLY LIST:

Paint M. Graham Acrylics, Golden Acrylic Color Heavy Body paints, (other acceptable artist quality paint include Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylics) in the following colours:

  • Titanium White
  • Quinacridone Red (or Quinacridone Magenta): a cool red
  • Cadmium Red Medium: a warm red
  • Cadmium Yellow Light: a cool, opaque yellow is important
  • Ultramarine Blue: a cool blue
  • Burnt Umber: a warm brown
  • Optional colours to round out your palette: Titanium Buff (my favourite white), Cadmium Yellow Deep (a warm yellow), Turquoise (a warm blue), Yellow Ochre (for those who like to paint portraits).

Painting Gesso and Mediums These are optional, but I will discuss them in class and at my demos.

  • Liquitex Clear Gesso: has an amazing tooth and can be mixed with paint to create a coloured ground
  • Golden Light Molding Paste: allows you to create your own texture, goes on first and then you apply gesso on top of it.

Support Choose your preference, no smaller than 11x14 and no larger than 16x20 inches.

  • Hot pressed watercolor paper, prepped with at least one layer of Liquitex clear gesso
  • Canvas panel or wrapped canvas, prepped with a layer of Liquitex Clear gesso (and possibly a thin layer of molding paste, applied with a palette knife)

Brushes You are better to get three good brushes than a whole set of inexpensive student grade paints!

  • 1 Medium or large round brush: Medium to stiff synthetic, like Robert Simmons Titanium, Liquitex Freestyle or Isabey Isacryl
  • 1 Small and 1 large filbert brush: Medium to stiff synthetic, like Robert Simmons Titanium, Liquitex Freestyle or Isabey Isacryl
  • Wide, soft brush to apply gesso
  • Palette knife (metal is best) for paint mixes and for applying light molding paste

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