BUCKET LIST ART WORKSHOPS
IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to capture the essence of the person along with the likeness.
- How to see value transitions from the light to the shadow that makes the planes have a 3D look.
- Warm and Cool local colour.
- Edges, very important.
- Last but not least, lighting and flesh tones.
- PAINTS: The line up you use in your studio. Just as long as there are the primaries and secondaries.
- Such as RED, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, ORANGE, VIOLET.Also black and white
- BRUSHES: Filberts, 2, 4, 6. Can be either bristle or synthetic
- PALETTE: Whichever medium you use, have around a 12x16 size
- PAPER TOWELS: One roll should be good
- PALETTE KNIFE: Small and Large for mixing
- DESKTOP EASEL: You can get one of those that are inexpensive and are easy to carry. Or if you have a French folding easel box
- Odourless TURPENTINE: For the oil painters---PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS ODOURLESS!
- WATER DISH: For the water media painters
- CANVAS 2--16x20 Canvas boards.
MEET THE TEACHER:
Richard was an illustrator in Chicago for 30 years. Working for top advertising agencies as a freelancer. Jobs include magazine illustrations, TV storyboards for commercials, audio tape covers, book covers and much more. He now lives in Southern California and co-founded an art school and artist retreat called The Green Art House, where he teaches six classes a week. He paints for a couple of galleries and takes on portrait commissions. When he is not painting he likes to take long walks on a golf course and chase a little white ball around.
IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN:
- Understanding the principles of landscape painting:
- Understanding your materials
- Colour mixing, photo distortions
- the ins and outs of plein air
- students complete a landscape painting from a photo
A practical approach to the process of plein air painting: (Demo and student project)
- Scene selection
- The thumbnail sketch
- The value lay-in
- Painting from the back to the front
- Capturing the light
- Atmosphere and colour
- Knowing when you’re done.
Students will gain a solid foundation of understanding and applying the knowledge of 1 and 2 point perspective into their plein air paintings.
Finding your own voice:
Identifying what makes you unique and embracing your own voice is surprisingly one of the biggest challenges to the artist. It boils down to knowing what you respond to.
Students will gain the confidence to listen to their inner responses to what truly moves them and act upon those impressions.
There is no one on earth quite like you and the joy of being an artist is to share your special outlook.
- Gamblin Paints:
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna
- Ultramarine Blue
- Pthalo Green
- Alizarin Crimson
- Gamsol (Odorless Mineral Spirits- available through Gamblin Products)
- Refined Linseed Oil (Also available through Gamblin)
- Some videos, Open Box M www.openboxm.com
- Some videos, www.artboxandpanel.com Both companies- great plein air easels!
- Signet Series by Robert Simmons: sizes 2,4,6,& 8
Plein Air Backpack:
- Sienna Brand Plein Air Back Pack
- Small 8” x 10”, 6” x 8” or so panels (I prefer linen or gessoed- not cotton cheap pnes)
- Raymar wet panel carrier for carrying wet paintings (I prefer an 8” x 10”) You can order panels through Raymar, also
- Paper Towels
- Sketch book/pencil
- 3 -legged stool
- Bungie cord
- Drawing pencils
- View catcher
- Personal care items, band-aids or small first aid kit, rubber bands, clips, chap stick, business cards, etc
- Containers to hold solvent, Small metal can
- Palette cups for linseed oil
- Brush holder/container
MEET THE TEACHERS:
Daniel Hill Riedel
Daniel Hill Riedel is a fine artist, muralist, decorative artisan, illustrator and designer. In 2018 he co-founded the Renaissance Academy Of Fine Arts with Jessica Henry as part of their Renaissance Creative Arts business to extend their art instruction offerings.