Art Guild of Port Washington, Manhasset, NY
6-Day Studio Workshop: The Big Idea
Creating a Large Painting in the Studio
Monday - Saturday, March 21-26, 2020
Hours: 9am - 4pm (1-Hour Lunch)
This will be my fifth time teaching this highly-effective class. You will have the opportunity to implement a workable strategy for approaching a large work successfully indoors. Daily lectures will take you from concept to finish while making sound, personal choices.
Art Guild of Port Washington
200 Port Washington Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 516-304-5797 • theartguild.org
Hours: 9am-4pm (1-Hour Lunch)
If you have travel questions, like hotels, etc. please email Frances Ianarella
Or call them at 516-304-5797
If you are unsure if in image is suitable to turn into a large painting, please email it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to call me with any questions about the class @ 651.485.5807
First morning will begin with a lecture to discuss materials, palette management, composition and show examples by some of the greats. (Be sure to have a notebook!)
Each day will begin with a 45-minute lecture to discuss concepts relevant to the day's work ahead.
Notebook or sketchbook — for prepatory studies or sketches
1 Large Canvas or Panel — Examples: 18x24, 20x24 ,24x30, 30x40
3 Small Panels 8x10 or 9x12
(I recommend Panels from New Traditions Art Panels)
I use Type 15 Claessens linen
Easel: I recommend a good quality French Easel
(Example: The Original Julian Full Box)
It can handle up to 30" in Height and up to a 40" Panel if used with a Bungee Cord.
You will be able to leave your gear set up each night.
Reference Material: Optimum would be a color study from life or the field, supplemental drawings and/or an excellent photo printed to at least 8x10".
If you do not have studies from life to work from, be sure whatever photo image you choose has clear patterns of light & shadow.
Choose an image which excites you! (A week is a long time to work through a mundane image.)
White (Large Tube - 220 ml) Titanium or Cremation
Cad Yellow Lt (Old Holland, Rembrandt, Graham)
Cad Yellow (Windsor Newton) Note- Not WN Winton as these are
under pigmented student-grade.
Cad Orange (Winsor Newton)
Cad Scarlet (Winsor Newton)
Cad Red (Winsor Newton)
Alizarin Crimson (Winsor Newton)
Manganese Blue (Old Holland)
Cobalt Blue (Winsor Newton)
Ultramarine Blue (Winsor Newton)
Ivory Black (Winsor Newton)
Raw Umber (Old Holland)
Mediums / Solvents:
Medium – Mixed 50/50, Coldpressed Linseed Oil & Gamsol in a small bottle.
(Be sure to have ONLY Gamsol as a solvent — it outgasses the least of all solvents and we will be together in one large room!)
Palette Cup(s) Preferably with screw top
Palette Knife (Long Blade )
Long Bristle Flats or Filberts – Recommendations, Robert Simmons Signet, Raphael Series 359, Rosemary.
(Have at least 2 of every other size 2,4,6,8,10,12)
Retouch Varnish – Small Bottle 2.5oz: Winsor Newton Artist Retouch Varnish
Varnish Brush - 2"
Brush Washer: Metal Variety with a vacuum top lid for solvents
Humility & Patience (Not Optional)