Value Does the Work, Color Gets the Credit with Jan Norsetter
Sunday, March 12, 2023| 9am-3pm with lunch break | Deadline to register: 2/15/23 by 4pm
$85/person. See below for supplies to bring
In this oil painting class we will explore the role of value vs color. We’ll start by doing some very basic value studies and progress to using color. The aim of this class is to give you some experience in seeing the value relationships of a scene. We’ll use color photos as references, mine or bring your own.
For substrates you can use canvas paper, gessoed paper, or gessoed panels.
We can do the value studies in black/white mixes or any other single darker color plus white.
Beginners are welcome. There will be a lunch break, so please either bring a lunch (fridge and microwave available) or be prepared to purchase food nearby.
Supplies to bring along:
- Palette knife
- Oil paints – see colors above or bring what you have
- Brushes: bristle brushes like Robert Simmons Signet filberts and or flats, sizes 6 or 7 or 8 and up, if you have them. Bring what you have. The bigger the better unless your brushes are for wall painting;-)
- Substrates: Canvas paper, 10 sheets per pad, so if you get the smallest pad (9×12”) you may want to buy two pads. And/Or mat boards or gessoed mdf (medium density fiberboard)
- Paper towels (I really like VIVA for painting)
- Masking Tape (makes a tidier sample painting but you don’t have to do it this way – 1/4” or 1/2” is great for this).
I will supply palettes for mixing the paints. They are 12″ x 16″ and provide a good amount of working space to mix colors easily. I will also supply reference photos. If you want to bring your own reference photos that’s fine, too.
Oil colors: I use the following oil colors but you can bring the colors you like to use:
Titanium White (PW6) • Cerulean Blue (PB35) • Ultramarine Blue (PB29) • Permanent Madder Deep (PR264) • Cadmium Red Light (PR108) • Cadmium Yellow Light (PY35) • Hansa Yellow (aka Arylide Yellow) (PY3) • Black (Any PBk)