Small Painting as a Journaling Process
This method of painting is designed for beginning painters and those who have always wanted to paint but are not sure where to begin.
I have painted this way for many years while traveling and in my studio have found this to be a great way to record and remember certain places, events and memories where a camera wont work and the written journal is not enough. In my studio these small paintings are great for ideas on larger works.
This method of painting requires few tools, is very portable and can be designed to fit how you travel or to just paint on a small table at home. We will be using medium metal wedge palette knives, #185 archival paper and various colors of acrylic paint. This class is designed for you the artist to get a general idea of how a pallet knife works, using paint on a two dimensional surface with a tool rather than a traditional brush, getting the basics of abstraction and to finish paintings quickly and have a finished product ready to frame or gift.
You will need:
- A wooden handle, metal wedge shaped palette knife
- Three colors of acrylic paint. (We will be sharing the colors with the other class participants, so your palette will be quite large.)
- A roll of paper towels
- A small plastic container for water, (cleaning the knives)
- Curiosity and enthusiasm
I will supply the painting boards, black and white paint and all the paper you can paint on.
This is a fun class that will give a great introduction into painting, abstract thinking and personal critique. I will be teaching this class each Thursday so drop in anytime.
Class cost is $25,00
Please wear clothing you can afford to get little bit of paint on, because chances are you will. Bring some water and I look forward to meeting you and painting with you.