Robert Johnson “Painting Still Life & Florals in Oil: A Painterly Approach” ~ April 18 – 22, 2016

johnson CarnationsThis workshop focuses intently on capturing the natural beauty of florals and other still life subjects in oil while working directly from life. The beauty and power of fresh undisturbed oil paint as well as the expressive and descriptive quality of the brushstroke is stressed. The instructor demonstrates and emphasizes the direct alla-prima approach to oil painting. All levels welcome.

Workshop fee $595

 

Required supplies for this class:
* Suggested Palette (Necessary):Naples Yellow Light(Rembrandt) Cadmium Lemon; Cadmium Red Light; Cadmium Yellow Pale; Permanent
* Alizarin; Yellow Ochre Pale; Cobalt Violet ; Indian Yellow (Windsor Newton) ; Ultramarine Blue; Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt) ; Cobalt Blue; Terra Rosa; Viridian (Holbein); White (Gamblin , Williamsburg or Utrecht White)- or any blend of Zinc White and Titanium White

* Optional colors to be kept in reserve for particular subject matter or effects or substituted for some of the necessary colors: Burnt Sienna Deep (substitute for Transparent Oxide Red); Cadmium Scarlet (substitute for Cadmium Red Light); Manganese Violet (Utrecht) (substitute for Cobalt Violet); Raw Sienna; Cerulean Blue or Manganese Blue; Cinnabar Green; Brilliant Rose (Old Holland); Permanent Rose or Rembrandt Rose; Cadmium Orange

* Painting Surface: Two or three panels or canvas with non-absorbent priming. No larger than 16″ x 20”

* Medium: Maroger, Gamblin Neo Megilp, sun thickened linseed oil, Galkyd

* Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid

* Brushes: A variety, which would include filbert bristles in the range from nos. 1 to 8. At least one small sable no. 0, 1, or 2. At least one soft flat (sable, badger or mongoose) no. 4 or above.

* Palette knife: Small triangular wedge shaped painting knife.

* Attitude: Humility, honesty and a capacity to be completely absorbed in seeing and painting without concern for the opinions of others.

* Optional Equipment: Painting scraper, eye shade (baseball cap or visor)