Susan will cover color theory in the simplest of terms, yet, with thorough results, understanding values, approaches to underpainting and glazing techniques. Students will learn about products, and explore a variety of ways to begin a painting. Appropriate for those transitioning to acrylics from oils, watercolors or pastels or for the very beginning painter.
Bring: Kits available $50.00. Please bring sketchpad, rags or paper towels and a drawing tool for sketching.
Rags or Paper towels
soft pencil such as 5b,6b/ sharpener/eraser
Spray Bottle with water
A container for water to rinse brushes
*Heavy Body Acrylic Paints
(Many ask me what brand to buy. I have tried a lot of products and keep going back to Golden. If you are starting out you may want a less expensive paint but if you are serious I encourage you to try different professional grade paints and find your favorite. I find Golden to be consistent in density and a great company to deal with so highly recommend them.) Yes, I am one of their educators!
Good mixing colors such as:
Benzimidazolone yellow medium
Cadmium red hue
Pthalo Blue red shade
*Titanium white and Zinc white
***You do not need to buy colors specific for this class as long as you have a good mixing red, yellow & blue *Please make sure you have zinc AND titanium white. The reds, yellows and blues may vary according to your likes.
*Paper palette (I encourage paper palettes for workshops just for the ease of clean up and saving the drains.)
Palette knifes…I prefer the plastic ones of various sizes.
*Brushes: A variety of sizes. My favorites are Silver Bristlon and Black Pearl, Princeton 6300 series bristle and Catylst: brights and filberts. (Pricey) A good economical one is Royal and Langnickel ZEN. (Both Fiddleheads in Belfast and Rockport Blueprint in Camden carry these, They sell for under $4.00 no matter what the size and hold up well. Make sure you are buying Acrylic/Oil Brushes. I would suggest for this workshop size 10 Flat (ZEN:z53B), size 10 round ( ZEN Z53R)and a size 2 round or flat. If you have sizes close to these do not buy others. Between what you and I have you will be fine.
1 canvas 12×16
Places to purchase:
Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, Belfast *Discount for my students and have kits for beginners put together by my request. 207-338-8422 (Info is not on their website may call to request. )
Rockport Blueprint, Camden *Discount for my students 207-236-2696
*Artist & Craftsmen (Portland, ME) 1 800 876 8076 *Discount for my students
Contact if any questions :
134 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915 207-322-1699