Bold Acrylic Painting


Dyan Newton

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Beginning/Intermediate Students


February 21-23, 2019

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Course Description:

In my workshops, I will be sharing with you my style and technique of painting with vivid, loose brushstrokes.  I will teach you how to keep your paintings looking fresh, vibrant and spontaneous, with emphasis on strong values.

In this 3-day workshop, we will be painting 2 (two) landscapes and 1 (one) floral.  The way I like to teach in my workshops is by starting a painting and then letting the students “catch up”, with plenty of individual instruction.  I feel like this helps the students not have that “lost” feeling after watching an instructor complete a 2-hour demo and say “ok, now it’s your turn”.  I will teach you how I change ordinary scenes into BOLD, full of energy with fresh, clean expressive brushstrokes, not being overworked.  I will share with you how I mix my colors, to get in and out, keeping your paintings looking spontaneous.  You can usually complete a painting during each daily session. 

Students find that a friendly critique at the end of each session is very helpful.


About the Instructor: 

Dyan has been painting for over 38 years, working in watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oils. She has studied with well-known local and international artists. Throughout the years, Dyan has developed her own impressionistic style of painting, recognizable by her lively brushwork and bright, vivid colors. Her love of painting is evident whether she is painting landscapes, portraits, animals or florals.

 Dyan has won numerous awards throughout her career and her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and internationally.   She also teaches classes/workshops throughout the year.

She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector, Lubbock Magazine (April 2018 Edition) and is a Signature Member of the Artists of Texas and Signature Member of Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.


Supply List:

Masterson Palette w/ Blue Lid 12x16



Canvas 11x14Red Label (3 ea.)


Paint: Liquitex Paint: Winsor & Newton Galeria                          

Titanium White 138ml. tube Pale Olive 60ml. tube

Cadmium Orange 59ml. tube

Brilliant Purple 59ml. tube

Sap Green Permanent 59ml. tube

Viridian Hue Permanent 59ml. tube


Paint: Golden Heavy Body Acrylic: 59ml. Tubes Brushes: Princeton Umbria Series 6200

Light Green (Yellow Shade) Filbert #8

Medium Magenta Bright #6

Cad Red Light Flat #2

Phthalo Blue (Green Shade) Round #6

Cadmium Yellow Med Hue Liner #2

Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold                                                


These are the brushes I use (you can bring your own)

Quinacridone Magenta                                                               

Naphthol Red Light

Permanent Violet Dark

Cobalt Blue

Yellow Ochre

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Teal  (Golden will be bringing back this color by June 2018)


Other Items Needed but NOT Included in Kit:


Water bowls------NEED TO BE LARGE (I use an old milk carton cut down)

Paper towels

Matte Medium

Freezer Paper


Tablet for notes