Lynn Sanguedolce “Light on the Figure ~ Indoors and Out” ~ January 22nd – 24th, 2016

 “In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.Hans Hofmann

Autumn Contemplation copyAs painters,we are able to experience a particularly rewarding journey by adopting the mindset that we are students of nature painting the world around us. However, in order to paint subjects effectively in a variety of light effects we are required to step beyond our comfort zone.  In the words of Robert Henri:“Real students go out of beaten paths, whether beaten by themselves or by others, and have adventure with the unknown.” In order to grow through our art, it becomes necessary to expand our skill sets and commit to practice.

This workshop is designed to introduce the student to some of the unique opportunities and exciting challenges available to those of us who choose to paint figurative subjects both in indoor light and outdoors. Through PowerPoint demonstrations, live demos, and critiques, the student will develop an understanding of how to simplify the process.  They will be able to learn about tools and materials,and gain valuable focused practice. 

As we develop ourselves as artists and become better equipped to paint whatever unexpected motif is before us, our work expresses greater truth and sincerity.  New and exciting creative possibilities are born along with a never-ending source of inspiring subjects to paint every day.

Workshop fee: $425 + model share


Oil Paints (Winsor Newton or Gamblin except where noted – no student grade paints please)

 Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Scarlet

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)


Cobalt Blue

French Ultramarine Blue

Ivory Black

*Optional:Lead White– I recommend Natural Pigments Lead No. 1 available at

 Painting Mediums/Solvents

Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits

Walnut Oil


Your choice of (4) supports in standard sizes: no smaller than 8” x 10” and no larger than 12” x 16”. I recommend using portrait grade linen such as Claessens #13DP, on stretcher bars or panels. Panels are available through Wind River Arts ( ).

Brushes/Palette Knives

Signet Robert Simmons, Filberts #42Bristle brushes (sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Rosemary & Co (sizes2, 4, 6), Flats, Series #279

Raphael Brushes (sizes 4, 6) Series #8792

Any very small pointed sable brush for detail (one or two)

One or two – small and medium size palette knives

Outdoor Easel: Portable French Easel or Field Painting Box/Pochade


  • Paper towels (Viva)
  • Palette:  Wood or properly prepared Masonite (Feel free to contact the instructor if you don’t know how to prepare a Masonite palette) No paper palettes please.
  • 2 solvent/medium cups
  • Sketchbook or Notebook
  • Trash bag
  • Bug Repellant
  • Umbrella
  • Hat
  • Bungee Cords
  • Sunblock
  • Tote or backpack