Bold Acrylic Painting
Acrylic Painting Workshop
February 21-23, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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 and Lubbock Magazine (April 2018 Edition) and is a Signature Member of the Artists of Texas and a Signature Member of Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
Masterson Palette w/Blue Lid 12x16 - (very important to keep paints moist)
STAYWET Palette Sponge 12x16 - (very important to keep paints moist)
STAYWET PAPER (needs to be soaked for 15 minutes in HOT WATER - THEN WIPED DOWN WITH PAPER TOWELL ON BOTH SIDES)
Canvas 11x14Red Label (3 ea.)
These are the paints I use to get my vibrant colors in my paintings.
Titanium White 138ml., Cadmium Orange 59ml., Brilliant Purple 59ml., Sap Green Permanent 59ml.,
Viridian Hue Permanent 59ml.
WINSOR NEWTON GALERIA
Pale Olive 60ml. tube
GOLDEN HEAVY BODY ACRYLIC: 59 ML.TUBES
Cobalt Teal, Light Green (Yellow Shade), Medium Magenta, Cad Red Light, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Cadmium Yellow Med Hue, Quinacridone Nickel Azo GOLD, Naphthol Red Light, Permanent Violet Dark, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Magenta
Princeton Umbria Series 6200 (these are some of the brushes I use
Filbert #8, Bright #6, Flat ¼ inch, Flat ½ inch, Round #6, Liner #2
OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:
Gesso, LARGE Water bowl (I USE CUT DOWN MILK CARTONS), Paper towels, Matte Medium, Pencil, Freezer Paper
Please have Staywet sponge prepared and also Staywet Paper prepared and put in Masterson Palette before class – if you use this method, your paints will stay moist for at least a month (if put in refridgerator)
Please call if have any questions – 806-470-3748