Paint Like Gauguin Workshop
Number of sessions: 1, 6.0 hours each
Course Fee: $55 (Gold Member Fee: $45)
Maximum 9 Minimum 4
You may bring in non-copywritten images for inspiration. You may also bring objects to paint. These will be changed to reflect Gauguin’s painting characteristics.
If you wish, the instructor will show you how to draw and paint any object. He will not draw or paint on your art work.
- Needed Supplies for Painting Paints
- oils, acrylic, gouache, or watercolor
- Black, white, red, yellow, and blue pigments that work together [i.e. do not mix to ‘mud’]
- OR: If you want a bright landscape:
- Titanium White – Blue [Phthalocyanine Blue or Phthalo Blue or Winsor Blue] - Red [Quinacridone Red or Naphthol Red or Pyrrol Red] - Yellow [Arylide Yellow or Hansa Yellow] – Lamp Black – optional Green [Phthalocyanine Green or Phthalo Green] – optional Browns [Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna]
- OR: If you want a muted landscape:
- Titanium White – Blue – [Cobalt Blue] - Red [Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium-Barium Red Medium] – Yellow [Cadmium Yellow Medium OR Cadmium Yellow-Barium Medium] – Chromium Oxide Green - Bone or Ivory Black – optional Browns [Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna]
- Painting supports for oil or acrylic: Canvas board, stretched canvas, gessoed Masonite, and/or gessoed birch plywood
- Painting supports for watercolor or gouache: 140 pound or heavier watercolor paper
- Number of painting supports: Two or three
- Painting support size and shape: Your choice
- Brushes: A variety of round, filbert and flat acrylic brushes
- Use small brushes for small paintings, large brushes for large paintings
- Liquid soap, soft paper towels, plastic sheet to cover your table, palette such as white foam plates, wide mouth plastic container [such as a Cool Whip container], sketch book
- Supplies for oil paints:
- Kneaded eraser, charcoal pencil, odorless mineral spirits, a second container with a screw top lid
- Supplies for acrylic gouache, and watercolor paints: vinyl eraser, #2 pencil
- Needed Supplies for Drawing
- Pastel Set of soft or oil pastels, foam brush, pastel paper or 300 grit or higher sandpaper, kneaded eraser, soft paper towels, cotton balls, Q-tips.
- Ink and Watercolor #2 pencil, ultra-thin line permanent black ink pen, vinyl eraser, inexpensive set of pan watercolors, plastic
- Gauguin was a master at using sophisticated color schemes. You will learn a little about Gauguin, what he was trying to do, the characteristics of his paintings, his color schemes and the method used to lay down the paint. In this course we will take a step-by-step approach to developing your skills and knowledge With this knowledge and skill, you will be able to produce paintings with the characteristics of Gauguin.