Furry and Fuzzy - Using Sedimentary Paints for Texturing
June 15, 29 (Saturday, Chewelah) - only
In this two day workshop we will explore using sedimentary paints and gouache in addition to other paints on your palette with specific tools and techniques to suggest the texture of a fuzzy/furry coat. The techniques can be combined with detail painting, masking, and other techniques to build the look you want. The key to success is a good reference image that has sharp tonal contrast on the coat and how it sits with the background. But the SECRET to success is to compose your subject to avoid painting every possible hair – unless you crave that sort of experience!
Materials – Arches 140lb hot or coldpress (the hotpress will be easier to attain a stunning result). Old oil/acrylic, scrubby fan brush (Or I will show you how to torture and trim a new one into submission).
Paint: Holbein’s Lavender and Daniel Smith Naples Yellow (If you have some extra cash left over: Holbein’s Jaune Brilliant #1). White gouache and/or Titanium White watercolor paint. Several small synthetic round brushes such as Escoda Perla size 2 and 4. Check your palette for non-staining paints such as earth pigments (Umbers, Siennas, Ochres, Cerulean Blue, etc.). And just your regular setup stuff.
Suitable for intermediate and beyond painters.
Classes in Chewelah are small, so we welcome new painters to join us as there is more individual time. Please contact me if you are interested in a beginning level class and live in the north county area.