The workshop, March 18, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online. Please meet Mark at The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe.
“Painting the Effects of Natural Light by the Sea” - Light does so many interesting things as it moves from the sky to cast shadows on the landscape. Learning what light does is one secret to bringing a painting to life. Mark Shasha will demonstrate his latest techniques for creating dramatic light and the sense of texture near the shoreline.”
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Red Light
Transparent Red Oxide
You will need an outdoor painting easel or pochade box. A French easel is fine. There are many kinds. I use the “M Box” pochade with a tripod.
- Odorless Turpentine (Sansodor, Gamsol or Turpenoid clear) and a small cup or container. Don’t use the green Turpenoid.
- A clear painting gel medium (liquin impasto or Gamblin)
- An assortment of large and small brushes.
- Palette knife
- Paper Towels - Viva won’t unspool in the wind.
- A value scale (shows white, black and the grays in between)
- A small grey-toned sketchpad with a black charcoal pencil, a white charcoal pencil and a kneeded eraser for making thumbnail sketches.
- A few panels (9x12, 8x10, 11x14) I recommend oil-primed.
- Sourcetek, Raymar and Centurian are good brands but avoid cheap ones. Also avoid the smooth surface gessobords unless you know how to use them. Paint tends to slip around on the slick coating.
- Viewfinder. I like “the Viewcatcher”, but use whatever works for you.
OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS:
- A HAT WITH A WIDE BRIM
- BUG SPRAY with DEET – Cutter seems to work best for me.
- SMALL PLASTIC BAGS FOR YOUR TRASH
- SENSE OF HUMOR – outdoor painting can be challenging.
- A LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDING CHAIR
- Medium sized color shaper (it has rubber-tip, looks like a large eraser)