Painting with Mary Minifie ~ Five day workshop choosing either Portrait or Still Life ~ March 21 – 25, 2016


The orange bowl MinifieWe will explore the aspects of painting a good painting whether the subject is
portrait or still life. Emphasis will be on initial composition and the process of continuing
to improve design during the painting. Center of interest , color harmony and light and
dark spotting are some of the things we will work with.
We will use natural light and study the elements that make for a classical realism,
i.e. , lost and found edges, true color notes, building from light effects, proportion and
other drawing skills.
We will discuss the things that make for a good “start” phase of the painting and
then what makes for the finishing phase. Both emphasize different aspects.
In this workshop students will choose either to work with a portrait model or a still
life, but not both. The elements are the same for both, but in the interest of producing a
finished painting there is time only for one subject.

Workshop fee: $525 plus model share

Supply List

2 stretched canvases, approx. 11×14” or 16×20”, white ground if possible, (Or canvas panels)

Oil paint, artist grade: these are suggested colors, no need to spend a fortune, bring what you have, Catherine by Minifiebut I highly suggest the first three.

White
Cadmium Lemon Yellow
Viridian
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Scarlet or Red Light
Ultramarine Blue (Deep rather than Light)
Ivory Black
Permanent Green Light

Brushes:
Bristle brushes, filberts, preferably. Nos. 2,4,6,8,10
One or two long handle oil sable, or synthetic soft brushes that can come to a poin – not too tiny

Small sketch pad and charcoal or pencil