Trees are an essential part of the ecology of planet Earth. Artists have depicted trees in their work for centuries. In this workshop, our trees will be abstracted in their shape and colors. Emphasis will be placed on the tonal relationships of dark on light, and light on dark. Carol will demo several techniques she uses for her fantastic tree paintings. You will make fantastic foliage with course pumice gel and crackle paste, and you will use a variety of papers to add texture, and create vibrant, colorful landscapes. Expect to create two paintings.
Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor at class time includes:
Rice paper and specialty papers
Course pumice gel
Gold foil and/or gold metallic paint
Supply list for students to bring:
1 wood panel - 8x8, 8x10, 10x10, or 9x12 ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 wood panel – 6x6 or 6x8 ONLY!!!!!!!
NOTE: These supports may be cradled wood panels, gessobords, or MDF panels cut at Home Depot.
All raw wood panels should be primed with gesso ahead of time. If your panel is white, it’s already
Golden Fluid Acrylic paints – Carol’s favorite colors are on her website, carolnelsonfineart.com
Gel medium gloss, soft or regular
Unsuccessful watercolor paintings to cut up (optional)
Flat 3/4 inch brush (for watercolor and acrylic)
Selection of smaller brushes
Palette, water container, spray water bottle, paper towels
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.