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Mysteries of the Palette Knife in Realism and Abstraction

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Mysteries of the Palette Knife in Realism and Abstraction
Benjamin Anderson
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10:00 - 4:00
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February 25, 2020
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

For centuries, the aggravation and frustration of understanding how to apply palette knife techniques in painting has posed problems for the creative artist. Specifically, the boundaries between realism and abstraction have always been in flux depending on the application and methods implemented with the palette knife. In this workshop, participants of varying experience will use water-based oil paint with palette knives, focusing on the broad spectrum from representational realism to abstraction. Knowledge of basic observational skills is all that is needed to dive into this workshop and improve skill sets and techniques for a lifetime of painting.

About the Instructor(s)

Benjamin Anderson is a painter and printmaker from Monterey, California. His Bay Area plein air paintings and Ohio-based urban scapes have been a large part of his work. Holding a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Anderson's approach in teaching is based on strengthening the skills students already have. He helps establish a solid approach to painting and art-making in general, with the intent that students be satisfied with the way they create, with a laid back atmosphere & fun approach. Anderson's open-minded philosophy is learning for life.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Student grade water soluble oil paint:

Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Color Set of 10, 37ml tubes

Colors: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue Hue, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber and Titanium White.

Note: Brand and quality does not matter too much, this is just what I suggest as long as those colors are obtained.

• Oil painting brushes

• Palette (can be hardboard or palette paper)

• Liquitex or Utreck metal pallet knives: Painters Edge Stainless Steel Painting Knife Style 7T 2.5"

• Canvas sheets (for taping on board), or canvas.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Blue painters tape

• Cups for water

• Paper towels

• Printed images using quality paper and ink

• Rags

• Miscellaneous studio supplies

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