ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Learn how to paint an English rural winter scene using the versatile medium of acrylic paint. Once you learn the basics, acrylic is one of the easiest paints to work with. During the day you will be shown how to use the paint thick and thin, how to mix the colours of winter and how to paint snow. By the end of the day you will have produced one painting. Ideal for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.
Please bring with you:
Surface: either Acrylic paper, canvas or canvas board or Watercolour paper 140lb ‘Not’ (cold pressed) surface (standard Bockingford is ideal), at least ¼ imperial (11 x 15 inches) or A3. If bringing sheets then you will need a board to tape it to (not necessary if bringing a pad).
Brushes: Acrylic brushes vary in size depending on manufacturer, so a size 8 from one manufacturer could be a completely different size in another so I have given sizes as the width of the group of hairs on the brush: 1 x ¼ inch wide round acrylic or oil painting brush, 1 x ½ inch wide round acrylic or oil painting brush, 1 x size 4 round watercolour brush, 1 x palette knife.
Paint: Acrylic tubes or pots – Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Titanium white, I recommend Daler Rowney System 3 or Winsor Newton Galleria. We will be painting a winter scene so bring plenty of white.
Other: Palette to mix paint on such as a tear off paper palette or a few paper plates, tissues or rag, 2B pencil, water container, an old shirt to wear when painting. You are welcome to bring other tools and materials such as different colours, paper, brushes etc. that you are familiar with.
About the Tutor: Jonathan Newey