Develop confidence with oil paint’s special character of luminosity, expressive potential, and longevity. We will cover pigments, oil mediums, varnish, and grounds as we prepare traditional supports: gessoed panel, paper, and linen. We’ll explore paint application, color, and tonal techniques through daily demos in the studio with still-life setups using our freshly prepared panels and traditional gesso on canvas and linen.
Discover the color palette of the impressionists and capture the soft tones of spring. Learn from demonstrations covering brush techniques and layering of colors. Use violet reds, siennas, and naples yellows as we paint plein-air on the beautiful grounds of the Folk School. Incorporate the same traditional oils, grounds, and mediums employed by the French masters. Paint on specially prepared panels for vibrant colors and expression. Beginners welcome.
Learn the importance of complementary colors mixed to create the gorgeous hues of fall. Through daily demonstrations in the studio as well as working ‘en plein air’ on the beautiful Folk School grounds, learn new painting methods and mastery of materials. We will be working with traditional oils and mediums. Engage in the natural surroundings of a colorful season with your hat, walking shoes, and tote in tow.
John C. Campbell Folk School, October 24 -30, 2021
To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.
Every few months with 6-8 students, we make up a group of panels using traditional gesso, linen over board, and gessoed board. The traditional gesso can be textured or sanded smooth to suit your needs. The result is a surface that reflects light light and absorbs oil, entirely different from working on acrylic. Working together we can prepare enough panels for the upcoming season in our favorite size, ready to go. Our next materials workshop will go on the calendar when we have a minimum of 4 students. We hope to do another one before fall plein-air painting comes up. Contact me to find out more.
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