The morning will begin with a short lecture. A group walk around the center will allow students to select the flowers that are in bloom and learn what compositions for their paintings of the day. Students will paint on location in the style of alla prima, which will be explained with various examples. The instructor will do some short painting demonstrations and show how to begin with a variety of flower subjects. The students will repeat the exercises. These exercises will enhance your color mixing skills, composition selection and application to create a painting.
After our series of painting exercises, students will paint a subject of their choice. The instructor will rotate to each student at their easel giving advice and help throughout the day. Students will paint using the information learned from the exercises as well as utilizing their own creative skills and interpretation of the subject. A gentle critique will be given at the end of the class.
We meet at the Luther Burbank Gardens on Santa Rosa Ave. near Sonoma Ave., across from Julliard Park. Free parking is on Sundays, so park anywhere. Please arrive on time so we can have the full time to paint.
Minimum BASIC SUPPLIES: approx.: $30.
Please read over the additional supply list upon registration as some items will be needed in your supplies (water jar, spray bottle if using acrylics, etc...)
Tip: pack your car with your supplies the day prior and check it twice. Bring your lunch. Restrooms available.
- Three 9x12 student grade panels
- Two oil/acrylic brushes, one round and one filbert or flat, Princeton brands are inexpensive and good quality.
- Paints – Cadmium Red HUE, Ultra Marine Blue, Sap Green, yellow, white. Any student brand.
- Palette: you can use a white plastic plate or wax paper taped on a board.
For more information visit Donna's web site www.donnasfineart.com