January 2019 Workshop at The Wild Rose

Workshop Demo | Oil on Linen | 8 x 10 | © Beth Cole

Workshop Demo | Oil on Linen | 8 x 10 | © Beth Cole

I’m happy to share that I will be leading a painting workshop on Saturday, January 19th, 2019, from 10am to 2pm at the Wild Rose Gallery in Broken Bow, Nebraska. The cost is $35 and lunch is included.

The workshop will be all about getting a strong start on your painting. There are some steps we can take before we ever pick up the paint brush to help us cross the finish line with a smile on our face! These techniques are nothing new and nothing secret. They have been used by artists for hundreds of years.

We will talk about simplifying our scene down to four or five shapes, and experiment with value studies using grayscale markers. After that, we’ll complete a one-color underpainting to match the value study. If time allows, we’ll add color and work to get a finished painting!

Here is a recommended supply list. If you don’t want to buy the markers, don’t worry….I have extras.

  • Oil paints of your choice (white, and a blue, red, yellow for sure so we can mix)
    I use the following but please don’t feel you need to run out and buy these if you don’t have them.
    —Titanium White
    —Warm White
    —Yellow Light
    —Yellow Ochre
    —Transparent Oxide Red
    —Alizarin Crimson
    —Cad Red Light (sometimes)
    —Ultramarine Blue
    —Cobalt Blue
    —Raw Umber

  • Small canvas, 8 x 10 or 6 x 8

  • Photograph from which to paint

  • Paint brushes, palette knife and mixing palette

  • Apron, tissues or paper towels

  • Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) for cleaning brushes

  • Sketch book

  • Tombow 56171 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Grayscale, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers (can buy at Amazon)

To register, call the Wild Rose Gallery at 308-872-6345. Space is limited, so please do call to register. If you have questions, you can contact me here.

Here is the workshop flyer as a PDF.

Thanks for your interest, and hope to see you in January!

Merry Christmas!

—Beth Cole