SATURDAY JUNE 5TH, 2021 9:30 am- 4:30 pm PACIFIC.
Join Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick for a live online workshop, on Zoom!
Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s three step process for creating alla prima paintings in oils. Paint from Sarah’s reference photos, or set up your own still life in your home studio! A slideshow and demo will be followed by plenty of painting time for you, and an end-of-day critique.
You’ll see the three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo, and ask questions in real time. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome.
All levels (beginner+), ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick
Here are the materials I will be working with. Comparable substitutes are totally OK!
You can check out lots of my favorite products on my Amazon page. (*Remember – Amazon may not be the cheapest place to buy art supplies)
Palette – a 12×16 (or larger) disposable paper palette pad. (Any palette you currently have and enjoy using is also fine.)
Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it. I recommend the tip to be about 2 inches long, and flexible. I like the RGM softgrip no. 45 (blue handle)
Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at hardware stores)
Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid
A glass jar with tight-fitting lid, or another container for Gamsol Viewfinder: I use the View Catcher, by The Color Wheel brand.
Medium: Gamblin’s Solvent-Free Gel, walnut oil, linseed oil, liquin, or similar.
Paint – I use M. Graham brand. I will be working with a split primary palette, two of each primary, plus white and black. My palette often includes the following colors (or alternatives, in parentheses):
Cadmium Red (napthol red, pyrrol red, cadmium red light) Alizarin Crimson (quinacridone red or quin magenta) Ultramarine Blue (cobalt blue)
Viridian (cerulean blue, manganese blue)
Hansa Yellow (Cadmium lemon, Azo yellow, Bismuth yellow) Cadmium Yellow Medium
Ivory Black (chromatic black, paynes gray)
Brushes – I use Princeton Summit series taklon (synthetic, white bristles, green handles) for this course, but you may use whatever you prefer. A good starter set is a #2 round and a #4 flat.
Cleanup: Murphy’s oil soap or The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver
Canvases or other painting surfaces:
A canvas, gessoed panel, or Arches Oil Paper, any size you are comfortable with.
A digital camera or smartphone.