Weekly slide lectures kick-start inspiration and provide unusual conceptual options.
Individual critiques provide the verbal tools to make visual adjustment and perfect each picture. Lectures are posted online
for review in case a session must be missed.
Jan; 24 “Light” and Abstraction –
warm/cool combinations to create “light’ and variety of brush to create “texture”
In class: color mixing and mixing using patterns. HW: practice more at home.
Jan. 31 “Light” and Realism – warm/cool combinations to enhance the illusion of 3-d ‘form’
In class: painting an apple HW: paint a still life.
Feb. 7 “Style” Part I – exploring technique in the service of a particular artist’s
In class: Master study of a painting you love. HW: Complete
Feb. 14 “Style” Part II – Response to the master you just studied
In class: start a second painting as a ‘response’ using the colors of the
master but with a subject all your own
21 ““Idea” – Working in Series (Course Project)
paintings using figure, landscape, abstraction or combinations of all three. HW: continue series
Feb. 28 “Energy"; pattern and repetition
class: scale and negative shape to control the chaos and enhance the power of shape. HW: continue series project
March 7: "Idea" -
Modernism and art history TBA HW: continue series project
March 14 No class HW: continue
March 21 “Critique"
class: complete projects followed by conversation, analysis and potluck party.
Acrylic or watercolor
a "warm yellow"
Cadmium Yellow Medium
yellow" Cadmium Yellow Light
or Pale or Lemon
a "warm red"
Cadmium Red Medium or Light
a "cool red"
Quinacradone Crimson or Alizarin Crimson (*)
a "warm blue"
a "cool blue"
Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue or Turquoise Blue
a "warm green"
Sap Green or Chromium Oxide Green or Perm Green Light
a "cool green"
Pthalocyanine Green or Viridian (*)
a "warm brown"
Burnt Sienna or burnt umber
a "cool brown"
Raw Sienna or raw umber
black" Created by mixing Alizarin
Crimson + Pthalo Green
Acrylic Gesso (white liquid acrylic paint with chalk
added for absorbency
Golden brand slow-drying "GLAZING MEDIUM" - makes your paint act like
Brushes: one each 1/2” and 1/4” watercolor brushes, plus a #6 Script or Liner watercolor brush
Canvas or Watercolor paper
Other disposable wax paper palettes or paper plates • spray water and Handiwrap bottle keeps acrylics
fresh • • paper towels or rags • scissors