Long Pose Figure Painting Franciscan Life Process Center

Dates and time:

March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 9am-3pm

Location: Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes Street Northeast Lowell, MI 49331

Cost: $325 which includes the model fee.

This will be a single pose done over 3 classes. Students will learn how to paint the figure over the course of 10 hours with a 6 hour demonstration

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Timeline:

March 22nd 9am-3pm: Students will receive a 6 hour demonstration.

March 23rd 9am-3pm: Students will paint from the model for 5 hours and receive a 1-hour critique at the end of the day.

March 23rd 9am-3pm: Students will paint from the model for 5 hours and receive a 1-hour critique at the end of the day.

 

Materials List

Oil paint:

Do NOT get any “hues” when buying cadmium colors. Hues have a lower color saturation. You will end up using more paint and not saving any money.

  • Titanium white
  • Nickel Titanate Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Orange Medium
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Alizarin Red or Alizarin Permanent
  • Sap Green
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Dioxide Purple
  • Sennelier Brown Pink
  • Williamsburg Kings Blue

Brushes:

I use Blick brand brushes and they work fine. But Trekkel and Rosemary Brush Co. are both high quality brush companies. I usually try to have 2 of each brush but you can get by with one. This is an optional selection. If you have different brushes that you prefer please bring those.

  • Bristle
    • Filbert #3
    • Filbert #1
    • Flat #6
    • Round # 4
    • Flat #16
    • Round #12
    • Sable
      • Thick fan brush size 6 or larger
      • Flat #4
      • Flat #6
    • Squirrel
      • Blick Brand natural round #4, #6, #8

Canvas or Panel:

16 x 20 canvas or wood panel. Even if it comes already primed with gesso, you should put on 3 more layers before the start of the workshop. I apply gesso with a paint roller and do a light sanding between layers. Having a good surface from the start is essential. You will also need 1 additional 11×14 panels or canvases to work on. These should also be primed with gesso.

 

  • Palette: Glass palette with a paint saver blue and white box works great for easy travel. Please have a clean surface to work on. It needs to be free of dried paint and debri.
  • Solvent: Odorless mineral spirits (I prefer Gamsol) and a metal tin with a lid for cleaning brushes. NO PAINT THINNER!
  • Medium: Linseed oil in a small container with a lid
  • Palette Knife
  • Paper Towels (I like blue shop towels)
  • View finder (optional but useful)
  • Q-tips