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Get outdoors and paint the unlimited beauty of Key West!
This session will focus on how to approach the unique aspects of outdoor landscape
painting. Students will be taken through many drills and exercises with topics to include:
How to choose subject matter
Working with a limited palette
Simplifying complex elements of the landscape
Capturing the subject quickly and accurately
Creating strong compositions
Value/ color theory and atmospheric perspective.
Demonstrations, group critiques and individual personal instruction are included. Class
will be taught mostly from the oil painting and gouache perspective. You can use any
medium you like, if you are comfortable with how to use it.
1. Gouache Paint Colors, (Holbein. M Graham, Winsor Newton but any good quality gouache will
do. Be sure that is NOT gouache with acrylic in it). This is the basic color set which can be used
to create a solid painting. You can add any other colors might interest you but they are not
a. Cadmium Red or Primary Red
b. Primary Magenta or Alizarin Crimson
c. Cadmium Yellow or Primary Yellow
d. Yellow Ochre
e. Ultramarine Blue
f. Burnt Sienna
g. Permanent White (Large Tube)
2. Brushes (Synthetic brushes for watercolor/acrylic. Such as Princeton Umbria Short Handle)
a. Flat Size 12
b. Flat Size 6
c. Round Size 6
d. Round Size 2
3. Disposable Paper Palette pad - 9x12 size
4. Watercolor paper, any other good quality in pad or individual sheets, no larger than 11 x 14. I
prefer hot press but please get whatever you like. If you have the opportunity, you may consider
applying gesso or matt medium to some of the paper. It gives a different painterly surface with
which to work.
5. About a 16x20 size rigid board or foam core to hold palette and paper
6. Masking Tape
7. Pencil or charcoal for sketching
8. Small pack stool to sit on
9. Container to hold water for cleaning brushes
10. Small water spray bottle
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Oil Paint (Basic List below, if you have other colors that you like you may bring them)
Cadmium Yellow Light
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Light
Titanium White (large tube)
Portable easel/setup for outdoor painting, doesn’t need to be elaborate –
Open Box M
Stool with a board on your lap/palette on the ground
Brushes: Bristle- (sized 2,4,8) flats and/or filberts, rounds ok if you like them
Odorless Mineral Spirits (such as Gamsol)
Container with good seal to hold Gamsol
Wood or Plexiglass palette (paper palette is not good for outdoors)
Several canvas panels (no larger than 9x12)
Canvas pad 12x16, such as Fredrix canvas pad, which we will use to divide into
segments with tape.
Plastic bags for used towels, etc.
Small drawing pad and dark pencil or charcoal and camera
Optional: Sunscreen, bug spray, hat and/or visor, water bottle, food. windbreaker,
warm jacket, disposable gloves
Feel free to email me if you have any questions on the supply list Bernie.email@example.com
Fee for members and associates of the Key West Art Center. Includes all three days.
Workshop fee open to the public, includes all three days.