Instructor: Eli Cedrone
Date: July 7 & 8, 2022, Friday and Saturday
Time: 10am- 4:00pm
Price $270 members Non Member $295
Location: Cape Cod art Center Studio A
Impressionist Figures in the Landscape: Learn to create dramatic paintings with impressionistic brushwork. Emphasis on value and design to create visual interest and lead the eye through the painting. Learn to place the figure in your landscape scenes. I’ll show you how to draw the essence and structure of the figure with simple, bold shapes and suggest rather than render in detail. Learn palette knife techniques and how to manipulate paint for different visual effects. I’ll begin with a step-by-step demo and then students will paint from references. This will be a fun and inspirational workshop!
Day One: Fundamentals of Landscape Painting
We’ll cover key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before you with a simplified design and correct color relationships. Achieving focus through contrasts, shape diversity, edge manipulation and thick and thin paint quality. We’ll work from reference photos so bring simple, landscape references in b&w or color.
Day Two: Fundamentals of Figure Painting
Day one begins in the classroom creating a color study from a masterwork. We’ll go over the fundamentals of drawing and painting the figure: gesture, simplifying forms and painting value and color as a unit. A diversity of methods and techniques will be demonstrated.
Full Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Oxide Red or Brown, Ivory Black
Optional Colors: Naples Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Orange, Quinacridone Pink, Pthalo Blue
Canvas: Painting panels or canvas. Buy a variety of standard sizes; 6×8, 8×10, 9×12
Brushes: Bristle brushes – flats, rounds and filberts, variety of sizes. I like Silver Brand or Rosemary long synthetic bristle filberts. Smaller brushes for detail. Isabey or Series 274 Masters Choice (mongoose) from Rosemary & Co. Very versatile for blending, washes and detail.
Drawing Materials: Sketch Book 8×10 or smaller, Faber Castell graphite pencils #2900 6B, vine charcoal, black Sharpie pointed marker.
Mineral Spirits: Gamsol or Turpenoid odorless mineral spirits
Painting Medium: Winsor Newton Liquin Gel Medium or any oil medium.
Additional Supplies: Viva towels, brush cleaner (Murphy’s Oil Soap, Turp Natural, Baby Oil) small trash bags, small containers to hold medium & spirits.
Alla Prima, Richard Schmid
Carlson on Landscape, John Carlson
Gregg Kruentz, Problem Solving for Oil Painters
Fill Your Paintings with Light: Kevin McPherson
BIO: Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from Boston. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) she also studied in Florence, Italy; The Museum of Fine Arts School and The Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Cedrone has won several awards and her work has been featured in numerous art publications. Cedrone is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. She is a popular workshop instructor and teaches worldwide.