Acrylic Painting with Glazes Saturday March 17 2018 at 10:00 AM
Saturday March 17 2018
This is a 2-Day workshop: Saturday March 17th & Sunday March 18th. There is an extra $30 supplies fee due to the Instructor on the first day of class.
This is an introduction to using layers of transparent glazes and veils to create a luminous painting over a textured surface. The texture is built up with a variety of gel mediums and is the dominant element of this approach to painting.
Artist Bio: Sandy immersed herself in art during and after a satisfying career of teaching and school administration. She studied with many notable artists and mentors whose expertise helped her find her own path and she strives to help others discover their unique way through their own art journeys. Sandy is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and founding member and past president of its Peace River Chapter. She is a signature member and past president of Flying Colours Artists' Association in the Peace Region. Her award winning work is represented in the 2014 publication, ARTISTS OF B.C. – Volume 4 and her work is featured in the October edition of Southwest Art Magazine, 2016 as part of an Art in Canada focus and in the May and August editions, 2017.ACRYLIC PAINTING with GLAZES, VEILS FOR LUMINOUS RESULTS with Sandy Troudt Saturday & Sunday Mar 17 & 18, 10am - 4pm Multipurpose Room, NPCC This is an introduction to using layers of transparent glazes and veils to create a luminous painting over a textured surface. The texture is built up with a variety of gel mediums and is the dominant element of this approach to painting. SUPPLY LIST Participants bring their own supplies OR for a small Materials Fee, may have the following supplies provided.
Materials Fee of $30 = Paints, Gels, Medium Materials Fee of $15 = Gels/Medium Only Materials Fee of $15 = Paints Only
PAINTS – Golden Fluid Acrylics (1 oz. will last a long time.) or Heavy-bodied Acrylics, either will work. (Bring your own or Sandy will supply for a small, OPTIONAL Materials Fee.)
Essential: Golden or other good brand, Titanium White heavy-bodied or fluid acrylic paint, Quinachridone Red, Nickle Azo Yellow, Indian Yellow, Transparent Yellow Oxide, Carbon Black (Fluid Acrylic), Phthalo Blue, Phathol Green, Raw Umber. Optional, but useful: Dioxizine Purple, Transparent Red Iron Oxide. (Bring any acrylic paints that you have, but if purchasing new, Golden is the best.)
Recommended: - Heavy-bodied Cadmium Yellow (or other opaque yellow) heavy bodied acrylic paint (smallest tube, 2 oz)
GELS / MEDIUM (If purchasing new, Golden is recommended.) (Bring your own or Sandy will supply for a small, OPTIONAL Materials Fee.)
High solid gel glass Regular gel gloss Molding Paste Coarse Pumice Gel GAC 500 or GOLDEN POLYMER MEDIUM (GLOSS) – Small bottle, share with a friend? DO NOT BY ACRYLIC GLAZING MEDIUM!
The above are the “must haves”. If you’re going to dive in and really explore using mediums to the fullest extent in the future, I would highly recommend that you also purchase Tar Gel (Golden) or String Gel (Liguitex), Self-Leveling Gel, Fine Pumice Gel and Fiber Paste. There will be no limits to your explorations. I wouldn’t be without any of these and find a good use for them all. Other brands are cheaper, such as liquitex, but golden is the best. Participants bring their own:
Canvas – 16 x 20 or 12 x 24 (You might like to bring a 2nd canvas in case you have time and wish to begin another painting.)
Acrylic Brushes – The Basics I suggest a very small round, size O or #1, and flats, #4, #6 up to #10 to #12.. If you don’t have acrylic brushes, Opus carries a good, serviceable brand that is very reasonable in price, the LEGATO 550 Series.
Buy a REALLY CHEAP large painting brush to use for applications of the first three layers of paint at a hardware store. (These range in price from about $2.50 to $4.00.)
Palette – whatever works for you. I often even use ice cream pail or cottage cheese container lids. There is a new palette out the lets you lift the dried paint from it or use something with a lid (“stay wet” palette) to help keep your paints wet.
Easel – Table top or tall, standing as per your choice.
India Ink Pen - Faber Castell or other permanent pens or markers.
Chiseled edged palette knife (long, skinny, narrow at the end. Plastic works fine.
A couple of soft cloths (clean old t-shirt rags work well)
Whatever you prefer for note taking (pen, paper, etc.)
A reference photo or two, of an evergreen (Spruce) tree. Or you can follow along with Sandy's example during the workshop. useful is a brush that is chiseled on an angle, about size 6 or 8. You can paint larger areas when you use it like a flat and can also get into a small little corner with the longer, pointed end. Isoprophyl Alcohol, 99%! This will take acrylic paint out of your clothing and clean your brushes if they dry before thoroughly clean.
Final Finishing - Sandy will talk about the final finishing in the workshop, but we won’t apply there. No need to purchase the following for the workshop.
- A jar of Matte Medium will be helpful to mix with Regular Gel Gloss when you put an isolation coat on your painting before application of the varnish.
Varnish – GOLDEN POLYMER VARNISH WITH UVLS (GLOSS) / gold or copper leaf
Multi Purpose Room
10015 - 100 Ave
Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7
This is a general seating presentation - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of presentation.