ALL MEDIUMS: PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING PHOTO IMAGES OF THE ANIMALS YOU WILL BE PAINTING, AND CANVASES OR PAPER.
THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES ARE FOR PAINTING IN OIL.
Windsor Newton’s Artist Grade or similar -
Thick Paper Towels (shop towels are best) or Rags, Odorless Turpentine or Turpenoid stored in a Glass Jar, Galkyd Oil by Gamblin (preferably not thin),
Palette knife (best if shaped like a trowel), Palette (paper pallet is best - find the waxy type. Don’t get trays with cups, please! )
Oil painting brushes should be short haired. The weight of the paint will not work with rounded or long bristled brushes. You always want a brush that retains the chiseled tip when you snap the bristles back with your finger- Especially with the synthetic sables that you choose. Don’t pick a brush by what the store tells you is for oil painting. It has only to do with the bristles that you want.
THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED TO PAINTING IN ACRYLIC.
Thick Paper Towels, or Rags
Water in a squirt bottle
Palette knife (metal - looks like a trowel)
Palette (paper pallet is best - find the waxy type. Don’t get trays with cups)
You are welcome to choose any subject you wish. It is up to the students to have a subject in mind on the first day of class. Working from photos or a still life set up on the table is recommended.
THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED TO PAINT IN PASTEL.
PASTEL PAINTERS– Chalk pastels are highly suggested
Colors Choose a few really inexpensive sets with many bright colors to add to your pastel collection. Use the list above and pick as many variations that are near those colors and flesh tones as you could possibly have. The more colors you have the better. I also want you to bring black charcoal. Conte’ Crayons and white charcoal are helpful. You will need all of the following. Some hard pastels, at least 6 variations of pastel pencils including a dark brown, a soft blue, black, white, a red, a cool green & some flesh tones. You will also need a soft white stick. I use all brands from nupastel, conte’, schmenke, grumbacher, and cheaper brands for quick fillers of brighter colors.
Supplies Smooth drawing board, pastel paper in colors that are mid to dark range, I like pea green, blues, rust, and many neutral colors that are found in flesh. If you work slow and want to do a portrait that is on a finer paper … get an expensive fine pumas sand paper. You will also need a white gum eraser. If you wish to wear gloves you can. Paper towels are helpful. Kleenex tissue are good and soft for smoothing (please be careful to not bring the special lanolin or oily Kleenex).
Advice on pastels: The more you have, the better your work will be. But, start with some great sets. Make sure that you get one or two expensive sticks (Schmincke, Unison, or Sennilier are the best). Buy some really cheap sets as well. The best variety makes for the greatest experience. Grumbacher makes great sets that encompass subjects like portraits or landscapes. Have fun in picking color.
THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED TO PAINTING IN WATER COLOR.
Thick Paper Towels or Rags
Kleenex (not the oily type)
Learn how to get create a beautiful portrait of wild animals and pets. Receive tips and tricks on how to focus on the features of each animal and paint soulful eyes. You will learn how to paint noses, mouths, ears, paws, hooves, horns, feathers, fur, and hair as you are guided through the easy steps of creating a fine art painting. Gain confidence with the use of your medium, color mixing, composition, and how to make animals look natural.
Additionally, there will be instruction throughout class of how to draw accurately, see negative space, angles, and simple bone structure concepts to line up the anatomy. Learn to think in shapes, shadow, and light division. Plus, she’ll show you subtle changes to get the real likeness you are wanting.