Posted on: August 18th, 2015
September 16, 2015 @ 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Drive
Mobile, AL 36608
Susie Bowman

Wednesdays, Sept 16 – Oct. 21, 3:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Cost: $150 / $120 Members

Painting what we see is, simply put, painting light. Understanding how to see light is the foundation of representational painting. This class is an on-going exploration not only of light, but the nuts and bolts of observational painting in your choice of oils or acrylics. Learn to find a balance between creative expression and technical proficiency as you paint what inspires you. This class is crafted to fire your engines on all cylinders and launch your artist expression to new heights. Ron will support both the creative spirit and your artistic prowess.

Supply List 

  • Palette Knife – medium size “diamond” shape
  • Brushes – White Bristle Brushes for oils.  If painting in acrylics, you may want a synthetic brush in Flats or Filberts in a range of sizes form small to 1½ inches wide.
  • Paper Towels: Brawny or viva recommended
  • Pre-stretched canvases – 16”x20” – 18”x24”. Please feel free to try smaller or larger canvases.
  • Palette Holder – Masterson  Palette. If  using oils, please don’t get the stay-wet masterson palette holder
  • Palette – I use a thin piece of luan plywood cut 11”x14” to fit in the palette carrier. It is lightweight, easy to use and inexpensive. Otherwise, get a waxed disposable palette.
  • Odorless mineral spirits – get this from an art store, not the hardware store. For use with acrylic paints.
  • Mason Jar – wide mouthed quart for mineral spirits or water are you can purchase a higher priced artists mineral spirits container. If you are painting in acrylics, any large cup or jar will do.
  • Oil or acrylic paints – Titanium white,yellow ochre, lemon yellow, Napthol red, magenta or rose, ultramarine blue, pthalo green, raw umber and black. Gamblin, Windsor & Newton, Utrecht, Golden, Lukas (1862 series), and Richeson are good brands at reasonable prices. Beware of the cheap stuff!
  • Source material – As artists, we may find particular joy in painting particular subject matter. I enjoy using my own photographs. I find that using photographs I have personally shot gives me “ownership” of the work. This is not a requirement for the class, but I encourage you to begin gathering photographs that speak to you. I will have a limited collection of photographs you may use as well.

Extra Suggested Items:

something to transport your art stuff: Tool box, mop bucket, rolling “supply transport”, etc.