Mastering the Elements of the Landscape- Water, Lakes and Streams in Oil
9 am - noon
To paint the landscape well, the artist must master the various elements of it. This class will focus on the painting a variety of water, lakes, and streams – how things reflect on still surfaces as well as the many aspects of moving water. Students who have taken the Landscape Basics class will benefit, but it is not a prerequisite. Students will learn how to paint clear water, how to depict shadows across water as well as reflections. We will also be covering moving water and falling water. Students will discover why properly painted water can add interest and drama to an otherwise ordinary scene.
Mondays, November 29 – December 20
9 am – noon
Instructor: Mike Callahan
Ages: 15 and Up | All Levels
Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for 10% discount.
Paint: Note: If you already have a set of oil paint with a variety of colors, you are welcome to bring it, if not you should get the following colors: M. Graham brand Zinc White (37ml), Titanium White (37ml), Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)
Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits.
Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz), Containers: Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner), Small can such as olive can (for medium), Brushes: Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10 Or Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10 Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes. Painting or Palette knife (steel is preferable to plastic) Disposable Palette New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar, Brush Cleaner The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver 2.5 ozCanvas, 4- Stretched Canvases or Canvas Panels (9”x12”, 11”x14, or 12”x16” – larger sizes than these not recommended due to time constraints), Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels), Nitrile gloves.