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Revised Materials List, see below
4 weeks: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
11 Centre Street, Bath
The still life can be thought of as a small landscape; the same concerns present themselves: composition, spacial clarity, light, color, etc.
I will show a slide presentation of various painter's approach to the subject, and set up a still life for the first two meetings. Students will bring their own still life objects for the last two meetings, either by themselves or collaborating in groups. (Actual objects are preferable to photographs for these exercises.)
Contact Tory Jackson at 207-841-2014 if you would like more information.
Revised Materials List:
Easel: Best is a french-style box easel that carries all your paints, but any sturdy wood or metal portable floor easel will do, (no tabletop easels, please).
Paints: A professional grade of oils or acrylics; Winsor-Newton, Golden, Rembrandt, etc. Not student grade. 37ml tubes ocolors, 150ml tube of white. The following colors are essential and relatively inexpensive: Ultramarine Blue; Phthalo Blue; Light Yellow (winsor yellow, zinc yellow, lemon yellow, Hansa Yellow etc.) Indian red (or equiv. like mars red, venetian red, etc.); Burnt Siena; Yellow Ochre; Titanium white (zinc is OK, no lead or Cremnitz)
Brushes: Bristle, natural hog for oil, synthetic for acrylic. These come in flats, brights, rounds and filberts, referring to the shape of the brush, and are numbered for size. A minimum would be a #2, #4, and #6, flat, round, or filbert. Good brushes are tapered not blunt, with no stray bristles sticking out. Each bristle has a forked end. Throw away hardened, misshapen brushes, and don't buy cheap ones.
Palette: Wooden palette hard to clean, but OK. I use a piece of glass so I can scrape it clean with a razor blade scraper. Tape the edges. Disposable paper palette is OK. Plastic dinner plate.
Painting surface: Primed canvas, prestretched, at least 16x20. These can be reused a number of times.Canvas board OK, or any stiff cardboard, as long as it is gessoed.
Thinner: For oils, odorless paint thinner, used sparingly.
Misc.: paper towels or rags; palette knife; water jars; Spray bottle
Email me for further clarification on any of this firstname.lastname@example.org. Stu