cityscape painting

Cityscape Painting in Acrylics(Spring)

Capture the light and beauty of nature or the dynamic rhythm and energy of the urban environment through acrylic painting! We will focus on the concepts of light, color and composition to convey meaning. Students will learn to create an intimate sense of place through observation and the use of photographs. Prior painting experience is helpful, but not required.

No class 3/30/2023

Materials List:
Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Cad. Yellow Light, Brilliant Blue, UltraMarine Blue (Green Shade), Titanium White, Trans. Raw Sienna
Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal – 16” x 12”
Liquitex Gloss Medium- 4 oz bottle
Princeton Velvetouch Flat Brushes- Sizes ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Canvas Panel – 12” x 16”, Pkg of 5
Rags
Jar For Water

Landscape Painting in Oil(Spring)

Capture the essence of place in a landscape painting. Focusing on light, color, and color mixing, you’ll learn to create atmosphere and a sense of distance. Working from personal photos, you’ll gain tools to create vibrant scenes that tell a story. For intermediate to advanced students comfortable with oil paints.

No class 3/28/2023

Materials List:
A warm and cool of each of the 3 primary colors: 38ml tubes
These colors are chosen specifically to understand the mixing of colors while painting. They are simplified to maximize the possibilities while gaining a comprehension of color theory. Alan specifically uses Daler-Rowney Georgian oil color for artists (for best color & economy)
Red-  Warm: Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cool: Alizarin Crimson
Yellow- Warm: Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cool: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Blue- Warm: Coeruleum Blue Hue, Cool: French Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White
Additional paint: primarily for under-painting and a foundation of light: Acrylic – Transperant Raw Sienna (2 oz)
Refined Linseed Oil
Thinner – Neutral Thin by Eco House
Brushes: ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Natural hog hair bristle or synthetic bristle combo
Palette, wood or plastic
Canvas: Multiple prepared (sealed with gesso) canvases, wood or masonite. 16 x 20” or larger preferred (canvas boards OK)
Silcoil Brush Cleaning Tank for Thinner
Jar, 8oz. resealable small container for linseed oil
Rags/Apron/Old clothes
Box for materials

oil painting of cows

Painting Fundamentals in Oil(Winter)

Conquer your oil-painting fears and create paintings that you will love! During this class you’ll learn how to mix colors, create abstract and realistic images, combine painting and drawing, and build a painting from start to finish. This class is geared towards beginning and intermediate students; all levels are welcome.

Materials List:
A warm and cool of each of the 3 primary colors: 38ml tubes
These colors are chosen specifically to understand the mixing of colors while painting. They are simplified to maximize the possibilities while gaining a comprehension of color theory. Alan specifically uses Daler-Rowney Georgian oil color for artists (for best color & economy)
Red-  Warm: Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cool: Alizarin Crimson
Yellow- Warm: Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cool: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Blue- Warm: Coeruleum Blue Hue, Cool: French Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White
Additional paint: primarily for under-painting and a foundation of light: Acrylic – Transperant Raw Sienna (2 oz)
Refined Linseed Oil
Thinner – Neutral Thin by Eco House
Brushes: ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Natural hog hair bristle or synthetic bristle combo
Palette, wood or plastic
Canvas: Multiple prepared (sealed with gesso) canvases, wood or masonite. 16 x 20” or larger preferred (canvas boards OK)
Silcoil Brush Cleaning Tank for Thinner
Jar, 8oz. resealable small container for linseed oil
Rags/Apron/Old clothes
Box for materials

Watercolor: Details of Nature

Painting Fundamentals in Acrylics (Winter)

Gain an essential understanding of acrylic paints through the study of still life and photos. In this class, you will explore light, composition, color mixing, and theory. Demonstrations by the instructor will be made prior to each assignment. This class is ideal for beginner to intermediate students.

No class 2/9/2023

Materials List:
Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Cad. Yellow Light, Brilliant Blue, UltraMarine Blue (Green Shade), Titanium White, Trans. Raw Sienna
Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal – 16” x 12”
Liquitex Gloss Medium- 4 oz bottle
Princeton Velvetouch Flat Brushes- Sizes ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
Canvas Panel – 12” x 16”, Pkg of 5
Rags
Jar For Water