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FR2008 - Wild Gardens, Wild Flowers

11/13/2020 9am - 4pm
David Dunlop
Floral, All Media, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic
$286.00 (Sold Out)

Wild Gardens, Wild Flowers

Instructor: David Dunlop    

Class Code:  FR2008 

Sponsored by:  Jerry’s Artarama   

Workshop Fee: $269 + kit fee ($17) = $286  

Skill Level:  All 

Medium: Oil, Acrylic, W/C           

Time: Friday, November 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

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Wild Gardens, Wild Flowers

Instructor: David Dunlop    

Class Code:  FR2008 

Sponsored by:  Jerry’s Artarama   

Workshop Fee: $269 + kit fee ($17) = $286  

Skill Level:  All 

Medium: Oil, Acrylic, W/C           

Time: Friday, November 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Discover the glories of wild flowers bathing in sunlight and mist.  Learn to express the magic of flora in nature.  Learn their patterns, textures, and colors.  See how gardens come to life in demonstrations using oils, inks, acrylics and watercolors. Discover new designs, materials and methods on a journey from realism to fantasy. Learn to evoke the drama of nature’s wild gardens with new techniques in brushwork, paint effects, and a broad selection of new tools.  Your instructor will personally counsel artists to help you advance your skills. Source images are available.

Your paints will be provided for you!

This is only a recommended supply list. These represent optimum choices. If you prefer to work with other materials, that will be fine. We can work with whatever you have.

Suggested Supply List for Painters:

For oil painters:  I recommend Charvin's Extra Fine oil paints – these will be provided for you.

Next you will need a medium and I suggest staying traditional and non toxic with just refined linseed oil, poppy oil or walnut oil.(although walnut and  poppy seed oils yellow less ad give more working time).

IMPORTANT NOTE: TRADITIONAL OIL PAINTING CAN BE DONE COMPLETELY WITHOUT SOLVENTS. WE WILL CLEANUP AND PAINT WITH EITHER THE POPPY OIL, REFINED LINSEED OIL OR WALNUT OIL.  

You will need brushes: some rounds and flats in nylon (Pro Arte Prolenge Connoisseur, or Isabey or Rafael Kaerell synthetic sable brushes 2", 1" and 1/4 "  or for a less expensive alternative try Jerry's Polar Flow brushes.)…any good synthetic nylon-type sables…from at least ,  some 1” flats to ¼” flats and rounds, perhaps a #12, #8, # 1 or #2. And 1” and, ½” and 1” inexpensive bristle brushes, a badger blender and a bristle fan brush and, a 1” Japanese Sumi brush could all be useful...  I also rely on 2” soft synthetic flats as well as a kolinsky sable round (#12 or 14). Jerry’s has some blue handle primer brushes with hog bristles that are inexpensive and excellent for stippling, or fan effects.. A container for turpenoid and one for medium and (of course) surfaces to paint on. I paint on any of the following: smooth multi primed Belgian Linen (Artfix L84 C), Old Holland triple primed portrait canvas (linen) pads, galvanized steel or aluminum which I cut to size, acrylic varnished watercolor paper, and ….the smoother the surface the better.

For Watercolorists:  I recommend 37ml. tube watercolors. If you want a reasonably priced watercolor try Lukas 1862watercolor tubes. The paints will be provided for you.  For brushes I recommend the same as the oil painters with a couple of additions: a couple of synthetic sables(again I like the Raphael  Kaerell line and be sure to get a 2", a 1" and a 1/4" and a #12 or 14 round also a couple of inexpensive bristle brushes 1" and 1/2 ".  Don’t forget your water container, at least 140lb Hot press watercolor paper, paper towels, and some quick release painter’s tape. I suggest razor blades, some white conte crayon, and either a white plastic or paper palette (shiny surface). I like layering media therefore; I will use pastels, acrylic or oils in conjunction with the watercolors. If you’re interested in trying egg tempera then bring a small quantity of acrylic gesso and we will purchase eggs on location (or bring them if you are local). Frequently I prepare my watercolor paper with acrylic varnish, but not always. I use Matisse or Golden’s or Lascaux’s acrylic varnish (gloss).

To supplement your watercolor experience I will be demonstrating the use of pastels as Turner and Sargent used them on their watercolors. I suggest a small set of soft pastels for this purpose. Try Gallery pastels for a good buy.

For Acrylic Painters: With the Matisse products I like their “Structure” line of acrylics. These paints will be provided for you. A gloss medium varnish (essential) and, if you want more working time before your paints dry then, get a retarder. You will also need a shiny paper palette, a large container for water, quick release tape,  140 lb. hot press water color paper or a universal primed(acrylic primed) portrait linen  or  canvas (you can get them on a pad if you like). Your brushes should include a variety of bristle flats and rounds as well as some synthetic sables (see watercolor list of brushes). Include at least a 2” flat bristle, a 1” flat bristle, and a ½” flat bristle (see the blue handle primer bristle brushes that I referred to in the oil paint section above) brush along with a selection of nylon flats and rounds. A bristle fan can prove to be versatile. For all other brushes refer to oil painter’s brushes as described above. 

Remember we can always paint with anything on anything. These are just some basic recommendations not requirements. If you wish to use other materials already in your possession, that will be ok. 

Time Of Workshop :  
9am - 4pm
Date Of Workshop :  
Friday, November 13, 2020
Instructor :  
David Dunlop