This Women’s Day, I will be teaching a Landscape Painting Workshop at the beautiful Zesty Lemon Restaurant just outside Stanford on the Sir Robert Stanford Estate.
Come and join me for a full day of plein air painting in the stunning gardens with views across the vineyards to the mountains, or semi-outdoors (still with fabulous views) from the comfort of the restaurant if the weather throws us a curveball.
Working in oils or acrylics (your choice – you bring your own art supplies), we will explore a variety of techniques for applying paint quickly and effectively to capture the colour, light and textures of the farmlands and mountains.
I will teach the workshop through a series of demonstrations, one-on-one tuition and discussions, guiding you through my step-by-step approach of choosing a composition, mixing colour and achieving depth and distance in your landscape painting.
Recommended supplies list:
- Whatever paints you already have (oil or acrylic). I will be painting with Zellen Zelcol Artist’s Oil paints. Zellen also does a good range of acrylics (Zelcryl), or Iris acrylics will work well too.
- Recommended colours are: titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, arylamide yellow lemon, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson (or similar cool red), ultramarine blue and phthalo blue
- Mediums for oil painting: Zelkin (or another alkyd resin based medium) or your medium of choice.
- Mediums for acrylic painting: an acrylic retarder will help extend the drying time of your acrylic paint which will be useful if it is a warm day.
- A range of brushes: bring whatever you have, but a variety of sizes if possible
- hog hair brushes, preferably flats sizes 2, 4 and 6 for oil painting
- hog hair or taklon brushes, preferably flats sizes 2, 4 and 6 for acrylic painting
- Substrate: choose whichever you prefer
- canvas, canvas board or primed panel
- no larger than 30 x 40cm
- square or rectangular depending on your preference
- A container for cleaning brushes:
- a glass jar (with lid) filled half-way with turps or odourless mineral spirits for oil painting
- an empty yoghurt container for acrylic painting
- disposable palette or wooden palette for oil painting
- disposable palette or clean, white polystyrene food tray, or a white plastic or enamel flat plate or tray for acrylic painting
- Rags or roll of paper towel
- A small/medium palette knife for mixing colour and for small details
- An apron or smock to protect your clothing
- A sun hat and sunscreen, and a wind-breaker for just in case
- A 4B pencil
- A field easel or table easel (if you have one, this is optional)
I will supply cartridge paper for initial thumbnails and value sketches.
If you have questions or to book, please contact me on 084 584 3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org