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Abstracted Waterscapes in Acrylic

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Abstracted Waterscapes in Acrylic
Ruth Armitage
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$340 plus $10 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

Join Ruth for an exploration of water, using forgiving acrylic paints. We will work on abstracted representations of water using photographs from the shores around Sitka, still life setups and imagination. You’ll learn about design, the properties of acrylic and color. Have fun exploring different reflective qualities of water, from waves and ripples to sediment.

About the Instructor(s)

Abstract painter Ruth Armitage has been honored with signature status in the National Watercolor Society and many regional groups. She divides her painting time between watercolor, acrylic and oils. Ruth's work has been featured on OPB's Art Beat and has been exhibited and published nationally.

Most recently, Ruth’s work was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. You’ll find Ruth’s work locally at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery. A former high school teacher, Ruth enjoys sharing art and inspiration in the classroom. Students enjoy her organized and creative approach to teaching.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Several photos of water. Choose images that show a variety: still water, water in motion, reflections on water, etc. Look for contrasts between land, water and sky.

• Basic palette of Acrylic colors including: Quinacridone Red, Napthol Red, Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, White, Black

• Gel Matte Medium

• 2-3 sheets paper approx. 22x30" - recommend either Arches 140 Watercolor Paper (either hot or cold press) or Strathmore Aquarius II.

• Drawing board or Gatorfoam for mounting paper

• apron

• water container and spray bottle

• palette paper or butcher paper

• masking tape

• scissors or exacto knife

• soft rubber brayer

• Silicone Color Shaper or Progresso Mini Spatula -

• Silicone Bowl Scraper by Messermeister

• soft cotton rag

• paper towels

• Soft leaded pencil, charcoal

• brushes: 1" flat synthetic or bristle brush, #12 round synthetic or bristle brush, #8 round synthetic brush, #6 Liner brush, Any other brushes you like and use.

Optional color additions:

Paynes Gray, Quinacridone Violet, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Green Gold and any others you might already have on hand.)

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• High Flow Acrylic - White

• Collage materials

• Water-Soluable Crayons

• 1/2" chip brush

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