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Oil: The Impressionist Garden


Sunday, November 12     12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Sharon Hazen.

There will be a short introduction to the materials and methodology of plein-air (outdoors) Impressionist painting. While the Impressionists famously worked outdoors, we will work in the studio from your own image to develop an Impressionist painting. Bring a small sketchbook & pencil as this is the meat & bones of your painting. For the novice, I will demonstrate a work & you can follow me. Near the end of the class there will be a learning commentary of your work in an 8x10” Impressionist frame. These are great sharing & learning experiences, & we will all get a chance to see what works & maybe, what does not. There are no mistakes, only opportunities to learn so that we go from GOOD to GREAT!

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

Oil paints: If you are good at mixing colour, try Titanium White plus a double primary palette of cool & warm of each of red, yellow, & blue.

BUT it is handy to have the following Impressionist colours:

Cadmium Yellow Light   Cadmium Yellow Medium   Viridian Green   Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue Hue   Ultramarine Blue   Cadmium Red Light   Alizarin Crimson   Manganese Violet   Titanium White   Burnt Sienna

Add any special colours for making your type of flowers.

Solvent: Gamsol (no other) in closable container

Supports: 2 8x10” canvas or panels. If you can apply a coat of gesso before, great.

Brushes: Small, medium & large brush. Brights & Flats are good; Filberts, too. Bring the brushes you have!

Other supplies: Small sketchbook & pencil

Mixing palette

Easel: Floor or tabletop style

Optional: You may wish to bring suitable art clothes, notepad, snack, & drink.

About the Instructor: Sharon Hazen, BA, BEd A/D, is a signature member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists and also the Edmonton Art Club and winner of scholarships in Oil Painting and Watercolour Painting. Sharon says, ‘My goal is to inspire you to find the joy in painting as a personal expression. A few good techniques and you are set! And let’s have some FUN.’