Making art from your photos with Audrey Bunt
Date: Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Benevolent Irish Society, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown, PEI.
Number of students – 12 maximum
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 10 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made. If you cancel within 10 days of the starting date of the workshop, 50% of the registration will be refunded unless we are able to fill your seat.
A well planned painting rarely fails. This workshop will put you firmly in charge of your painting from the very first mark; helping you to organize complex scenes into clear, coherent, and powerful paintings.
Working from your own photos. If they are on a iPad of laptop, even better!
Bring a few because you will learn why not all photos make a good painting. You’ll learn how to develop a concept and then simplify, organize, and manipulate your images to achieve that concept. You’ll learn the tricks to creating dynamic shapes, and how to avoid excessive detail, and you’ll discover the abstract heart that lies within every successful painting.
This is for painters working in oils or acrylics.
The workshop outline – I will demonstrate by painting a scene and discuss this process for painting a landscape. After each person will start their own painting following the method demonstrated. I will work with each student individually to assist them in understanding and utilizing the process.
On the second day, in the morning, I will do a demonstration and workout issues that have come up Then students can work on their own photos and dissect what can be used in the photo to make a great painting each step, to let the students catch up on the progress of their own painting. In the afternoon the student will work on their own painting and I will assist in their process.
Small sketch pad. Lead pencil/permanent marker.
Do not bring old, worn-out brushes. I use a combination of synthetic, bristle,
Palette knife for mixing paint.
Paint colors: -Burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Yellow green,/chromium green and titanium white
Colors, but not limited to: Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Chromium Green or Sap Green, Blue Grey, Cerulean blue. I like to use Daler Rowney and/or Windsor Newton oils, but other brands are fine too.
Medium – Turpenoid. (will be supplied if using oils)
Palette – I use a piece of glass, painted a neutral gray on the bottom.
For plein air I use a wood palette painted with a neutral gray gesso. If you like a one-time-use paper palettes, use the gray color, not white if you can.
Canvas: Primed and stretched canvas or panels, or Ampersand Gessobord. Choose the size you feel comfortable with, but nothing larger than 11” x 14”. Do not use cheap cardboard backed canvas panels. They are too absorbent and warp. You should bring at least 3 to 4 canvas.
Other items: Portable easel or table top easel, paper towels.