One Day Workshop on Water Street with Kathleen Hudson

  • 18 Mar 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320
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Composing an Atmospheric Plein Air Painting

Meet Kathleen Hudson on Water Street in front of the HCA (Center for History, Culture and Art), 86 Water Street (between Avenues D and E). There is adequate parking along Water Street. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 18, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online.

Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great cafes in Apalachicola.

This plein air landscape workshop will feature a presentation and full painting demonstration in the morning. Afternoons will be devoted to exercises for students focusing on value & composition en plein air with one-on-one instruction.  Points of study will include:

·Seeing as an artist: painting light rather than objects

·Planning your painting: envisioning your painting, using what you see & what you know, honing value and design, doing thumbnail sketches and/or color studies

·Stages of painting: drawing, block-in, color mixing, approaches to working a larger painting, refining texture & edges, tools for self-critique

·Experimentation: exercises you can do at home to continue your growth as an artist

Supply List

The full list of gear I use can be found here for those interested. You can bring what you're comfortable with within the parameters below!

  • Paints: bring your typical palette that you're comfortable with. If you want to try out what I use, I paint with Michael Harding paints. The ultramarine blue is fantastic, and Indian Yellow and Magenta are a couple of transparent colors that some folks haven't used before that do beautifully in mixes. My full list of paints I use can be found here.
  • Brushes: I use Rosemary brushes, mostly Ivory Curved Flats (sizes 6,8,10) and Classic bristle filberts (sizes 6, 8, 10). I like to start with their Mundy mops (3/4" is versatile).
  • Plein Air Easel (I'm not picky on the type, but practice setting it up beforehand if it's new)
  • Folding chair if desired
  • Several smaller panels for color studies (5x7, 6x6, 8x8 up to 9x12, or else a subdivided 12x16). I use Centurion oil-primed linen, but Blick and Senso panels are good as well. The canvas panels from a craft store are fine for this too.
  • One midsize panel to scale up if time permits  (11x14, 12 x 12, 12x16)
  • sketchbook, pencil, blending stomp (or tortillon), mirror
  • Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, water, etc.
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