with Kate Thompson
Sunday, June 10th
11:00 am to 6:00 pm (includes 1hr lunch break)
In this class we will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels and acrylics. These girls are created in a somewhat whimsical way but with some understanding of a more realistic approach. There will be exercises in creating a more realistic portrait which we will then use and abstract to something more fanciful.
We will work on backgrounds using my scribble technique, drips of watercolor, charcoal and gesso that will be torn and applied in a collage format for more finished pieces that incorporates the figures. Some of the backgrounds may end up as abstract pieces that stand on their own.
Color blocking with prints and color is another approach to our backgrounds where we will work back and forth with the figure. The background will have a collage feel but we will be using color, repetitive images and patterns all painted as the figure emerges through.
Learn more about Kate on her blog.
Student Supply List:
Watercolor paper 2 or 3 sheets ( I like hot press, 140 or 300 pd) 16” x 20” or 11" x 14"
Stretched canvas or wood panels 1 or 2 16” x 20”, or any size/substraite you prefer to work on
A couple sheets of drawing paper
Filburt brushes sizes 4,6,8
¼” angular brush
Daniel Smith watercolors: sodalite genuine, burgundy yellow ochre, piemontite genuine, rose madder genuine
*the above watercolors are optional, bring whatever tubed watercolor paints you have & colors you like
Acrylics (Kate uses Golden open in titanium white, quin. Nickel azo gold, quin crimson paynes gray and ultramarine blue)
*bring whatever acrylics you have, no need to invest in all new ones
Chalk Paints (Kate uses Milk paint, but you can use CeCe Caldwell, Annie Sloan, Martha Stewart or DecoArt - whatever brand & colors you have)
Derwent XL Charcoal block
Stabilo marks all pencil
Graphic Gear 500 pentel pencil .03 lead
Charcoal pencils 2b, 4b 6b