This class is designed for anyone interested in learning how create a painting using color in the medium of your choice, pastel, acrylic or oil. As a beginning student you will learn how to set yourself up for the best success in the medium you have selected. Students with prior experience will have an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of their medium. All students will learn how to simplify the complexities of landscapes and at the same time learn how to create form. Topics will include application of the pastel or paint, composition, value, atmospheric perspective, color and more. This class will be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Having prior drawing skills is an important place to start.
Supplies: 48 color set of Nupastels (I have some for purchase) plus any other pastels you may have and sanded pastel paper (I have some for purchase) of your choice – 9×12 or 11×14 in size. Please don’t waste your time and money on Canson paper, it is strictly for drawing and we will be painting. I can supply the backing boards to work on or if you have a lightweight drawing board that is 16 x 20 or larger that you can transport, bring that. If you don’t have a drawing board, you will also need a pad of tracing paper little larger than size you plan on working (11×14 or 12×16) to use as a portfolio to store your pastel paintings.
Oil or Acrylic supplies:
Bring what you have in paints, brushes and palette. Bring a canvas 11 x 14 or smaller to start with. For oils, you may want to bring a pizza box or the like to transport your painting home.
For colors – at the very least you will need: titanium white, cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow (or cad yellow light), cadmium red light, alizarin crimson permanent, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue or phthalo blue. These are warm and cool versions of all the primaries. Everything else you can mix.