In this class I will be teaching several different paintings working with vintage children photos. I was really drawn to some of these old photos, some of which are orphans. I wanted these children to be protected and the only protection I felt was heartfelt was their animals and pets.
We will be creating images of these children with their animal headdresses and portraits of the same. We will create stories to go along with these paintings. These stories will be tucked away in a little envelope attached to the art.
The techniques and supplies we will be using are watercolors, gesso, linseed oil and oil bars on watercolor paper and vintage ledger paper.
Supply List to bring:
Brushes 1/4inch angle brush Assorted filbert bristle brushes- I use 2,4,6,8
Watercolor paper- 140lb or 300lb hot press paper
Vintage ledger paper - look on Etsy or Ebay.
Vintage fabrics and laces (I like to collect vintage tablecloths and napkins and tear them up: check vintage and thrift shops or find some nice fabric and laces at fabric stores or online)
Daniel Smith watercolors or whatever you have. I use burgundy yellow ochre, rose madder genuine, piemontite genuine, sodalite genuine,
If you want to try something less expensive, I love this set of watercolors and these would work well too, lots of yummy colors!!
Acrylic paints-yellow ochre, manganese blue, paynes gray I use Golden http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-heavy-body-artist-acrylics/
Oil bars-R&F –titanium white http://www.dickblick.com/items/01107-1333/ or Winsor Newton – titanium white http://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-artists-oilbars/
Charcoal pencils 2b-6b
Cretacolor artchunky charcoal set
Vine charcoal and blending stumps
Mechanical pencil 0.3
Inks-any brand of India inks….Some fancy inks can be found here: I used salamander http://www.jetpens.com/search?q=Diamine+Fountain+Pen+Ink+-+80+ml+-+Salamander+%28Green%29&v=2 This color is out right now but there are so many gorgeous colors if you want to spend the money, that is if you love ink, but really any brand will do.
Kit fee $5 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 vintage ledger papers, photo copies of images
Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, please visit: http://www.artisticartifacts.com.