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Simplify the chaos of shapes around you into manageable pieces with clearly designated grayscale values. Well-constructed relationships between shapes is the foundation for strong composition and dynamic design. Examples of various ways artists use shapes in their work will be presented.
Introduction to Color Temperature to support and enhance composition and design. Examples of various ways artists use color temperature in their work will be presented.
Choose a limited palette and prepare color wheel strips for the afternoon session.
Evaluate previous work from 8 x 10 prints of completed paintings. Create a series of working studies of each painting, playing with different choices and options to strengthen the quality of the design.
Date: October 10, 2015 – 10 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Main Street Gallery, 518 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 (410) 333-4659
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A few 8 x 10 prints of completed paintings, either old or recent work
Permanent Fine Tip marker such as Sharpie or Pigma Micron (02, 03 or 05)
Two containers for water – Paper Towels – Scrap Paper
Sketchbook 8 x 10 or larger
Painting smock or apron if you wish
One tube or pan of watercolor (any black, burnt umber, or other neutral dark pigment)
Additional Watercolor tubes, not pans. (One each of any cool yellow, warm yellow, cool blue, warm blue, cool red and warm red) A total of six tubes of watercolor pigment, two yellows, two blues & two reds.) See listing of pigments, at the end of this list, to determine your choices.
Watercolor brushes – I suggest a round or flat #10 and #6
Three containers for water – Paper Towels – Scrap Paper
Watercolor paper (hot press and/or cold press) or small watercolor pad (quality paper, not student grade) approximately 11” x 14”. Four sheets should be plenty.
Cool Yellows: Cadmium Lemon, Hansa Yellows, Bismuth Yellow, Lemon Yellows, Nickel Titanate, Aureolin
Warm Yellows: Cadmium Yellows, Hansa Yellow Deep, Gamboge, Nickel Dioxine, Yellow Ochre
Cool Blues: Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue, Manganese Blue, Joe’s Blue
Warm Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Indanthrone Blue
Cool Reds: Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Carmine, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Crimson
Warm Reds: Cadmium Reds, Vermillion, Pyrrole Red, Cadmium Scarlet, Pyrrole Scarlet
Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding the materials list.