It’s getting hot outside, so enjoy a painting workshop indoors. Arranging Nature: Still Life Workshop is paced for comfort, ease, and comprehension. Students will make their own still life arrangement using plant, garden, and flower material from the gardens at Longue Vue. Instructor and artist-in-residence, Peg Usner, will instruct students on how to paint from observation, build painting confidence with the use of color theory, and expand your painting skills and techniques. Prior experience with oil painting is strongly recommended.
Ticket prices are for 1 day or a package for all 3 days. If you select to attend 1 day or 2 days, please indicate the days you plan to attend during the checkout process. Thank you!
Easel and Palette: Mine is a Coulter, around $300 comes with the SLIK U8000 tripod, is easy to set up, and weighs 7lbs. Compared to the French Easel (at 13 lbs.) or most other outdoor painting set-ups, like a Pochade Box and tripod. (Mo’s has good choices in NOLA at Carrollton & Oak or in Covington on Columbia St.) If you have a set up, don’t buy a new one until you see if you like yours. Remember: KNOW how to set yours up before class!
Oil paints: Winton (series 1) or Gamblin 180
The basics: Titanium White, Cadmium Red Deep (hue), Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange (hue), Cadmium Yellow (hue), French Ultramarine, Viridian (hue). Any extras you wish I sometimes use Indigo, Ochre, Raw Umber or Burnt Umber.
Brushes: Bring your own or use Robert Simmons Signet or “Simply Simmons” Flats are best. Sizes: 12, 10, 8, 6. Have a couple of each or similar sizes Bring Amazing wipe off tool, or other pointed scraper, if you have one and a 2” cheap brush for staining canvas.
Thinner/Medium: Turpenoid and container: or other thinner/brush cleaner (preferably the odorless type) (Small containers for fresh turpentine and oil)
Other needed items: cardboard the size of your canvas, sun visor or hat, sunscreen, water, paper towels.