PAINTING MANGROVES & THEIR REFLECTIONS
Brand new Workshop! This exciting and fun class will cover the basic principles of oil painting specifically with regard to painting mangroves. After the basics are covered, we will start by painting some basic mangroves and their roots and move up to more complicated groupings of trees and their reflections throughout the two days. For those who have studied with Douglas before, this overview of principles is always a good review, and no matter what the subject, these principles are key, and new discussions and tips are added each season. Each day’s demo will include simple discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails.
After a brief morning intro and adequate time to mix and set up the palette, Douglas will demo a simple mangrove and let the class follow along. Much time will be allowed for individual discussion and review in a systematic rotation.
Various mangroves and their reflections will be painted over the 2 day workshop and some incredible paintings will be accomplished. Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to produce several paintings. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
Class supply list:
Great News! Oil Painting Supply Kits are now available through the link below. Douglas used to offer kits in class, but demand was too great to keep up with, so this is the better way to get all the correct materials for the workshop!
You can click on the Blick link and order a kit in part or in its entirety, or assemble the supplies below.
(these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result)
01557-4043 Blick oil Yellow Ochre 40 ml
And anything else student needs to help them paint well and feel comfortable.
Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and Titanium White Acrylic to make a pink or light red salmon tone on canvas. (You can paint oil over acrylic but can’t paint acrylic over oil.)
Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.
Class Tentative Outline
Morning: Demo in classroom on how to paint various mangroves.
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