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Light in the Landscape

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June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

"In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light."

Hans Hofmann

This one-day workshop will explore color strategies for creating light and luminosity in landscape painting. Students will work from nature while simplifying compositional elements to let the light and color drive the content of the painting. Concepts will be emphasized through color exercises and studies to culminate in a final, realized painting. The bulk of the workshop will be in the studio, in addition to a session sketching directly from nature.

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.

o 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 1 – 2 Plein air sized panels: 9" x 12", 12" x 12" or 11" x 14". (Ampersand Gessobord or similar)

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

• Small sketchbook

• Broad tip markers: one light gray, one dark gray or black

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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