For the workshop, bring photos to paint. I will have enough materials for your experimentation. This is a guide for the materials we will use.
• The photos can be of people (selfie), landscapes or objects. You may have an old black and white photo that you like. Protect the original and print a larger sized copy to paint on.
• Bring copies of 3 different photos. Any size will work, ideally 5x7 or 8x10. Bring what you have and are willing to paint on. Bring duplicates to give yourself options.
• Any paper will work to paint on: matte (my preference), glossy, and/or copy paper.
Additional materials that I will provide.
• Straight edges (rulers)
• Brayers (rollers used in printmaking, soft and hard plastic roller for adhering photos to a backing)
• Brushes (round and flat)
• Palette (disposable or plates of some kind)
• Apron (or painting clothes) and disposable gloves
• Rags, paper towels
I frequently use Golden Fluid Acrylics. I will provide paints but you may want to invest in some of these colors or get a small set of 8 for around $30.
Colors I will have on hand:
* Carbon Black
* Titanium White
* Raw Umber
* Burnt Sienna
* Permanent Green Light
* Cerulean Blue, Chromium
* Ultramarine Blue
* Permanent Violet Dark
* Quinacridone Red
* Primary Yellow
* Pyrrole Orange
I will have a few cans of artist grade, water based, spray paints available (it is best to use them outside).
Gloss medium works well as an all-purpose medium. Glazing mediums are also useful in painting. Liquitex®
Glazing Medium & Golden Glazing Medium work well. Soft Gel mediums work well for gluing pictures as in collages.
Backings for painted photographs:
Wooden panels, canvas boards and nice paper can be used to mount your painted photo. I will have examples for you to see and try. If you have a weathered old board from a barn or some other found object you can mount your photo on, bring it. I will also have some gator foam board that can be used.
You are welcome to bring your own favorite tools/materials to use, in addition to this list.