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Strategies for Expressive Color in Landscape Painting

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June 5, 2023
June 7, 2023
10:00 -
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Workshop Overview

Unlock the strategies to create expressive color in your landscape paintings. This three-day workshop will explore color theory, color mixing and strategic color concepts to capture the light, atmosphere and emotion of the landscape. Participants will work from imagery from nature to emphasize the formal aspects of painting – color, composition, movement and space. Participants will create several small plein air studies and two to three larger studio paintings. Open to all oil and acrylic painters who are willing to let go, experiment and take chances.

About the Instructor(s)

Scott Gellatly’s approach to teaching is based around his concept of informed intuition. Studying color theory, color strategies and composition approaches in a clear, concise manner allows artists to store these skills in their subconscious to allow for the flow of creativity to happen. Scott spent fifteen years as product manager at Gamblin Artists Colors, where he developed a deep understanding of color and the skills to share information clearly. He has been teaching and painting full time since May of 2020.

Materials List: Students Bring

Painting materials in the following color palette:

• Titanium White

• Cadmium Yellow Light

• Indian Yellow (Gamblin oils), Indian Yellow Hue (Golden acrylics)

• Cadmium Orange

• Quinacridone Red (Gamblin oils), Primary Magenta (Golden acrylics)

• Ultramarine Blue

• Cobalt Teal or Turquoise (Gamblin oils or Golden Acrylic)

• Painting medium (Galkyd Lite for oils, Gloss Medium (fluid) for acrylics)

• Palette (glass or wood) Glass palettes are quite easy to mix color on and to clean. Note: Glass backed with foam core makes an excellent palette for oil and acrylic painting. To make this, simply cut a piece of foam core to the dimensions of your piece of glass. Use electrical or duct tape around the perimeter. If you use a wood palette, make sure it is sealed and dry before the workshop

• Metal Palette knife, "teardrop shape" such as RGM S.026

• Oil/Acrylic Painting Brushes: Filbert or Flat, three different sizes. Recommended brand: Princeton Aspen

• Painting Panels:

o 5 – 6 Plein air sized panels: 6" x 8", 8" x 10", 9" x 12".

o 3 – 4 larger panel/canvas: 16" x 20" or larger.

• Rags: a small handful of clean rags (old t-shirts are fine).

• Small easel suitable for Plein Air. Please familiarize yourself with your easel if it is new to you.

• Comfort items for Plein Air such as a foldable chair, sun hat, bug spray, water bottle etc.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Gamsol for brush cleaning

• Plein Air Easels (Scott has 3 - 4 can loan out, on a first come, first served basis. Sitka has table top easels)

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