Experiments in Mixed Media – Part II
Carol Nelson, Instructor
September 14-15, 2017 (9am – 4pm)
Materials Fee: $15
Skill level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
This workshop may be taken with, or separately, from Part I. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day. Carol’s abstracted tree paintings are very popular and her step by step approach makes for a very high rate of student success. Emphasis will be placed on tonal relationships of dark on light, and light on dark. You will make fantastic foliage with course pumice gel and crackle paste, and you will use a variety of specialty papers to add texture, and create vibrant colorful landscapes.
Carol’s Effortless Abstracts are a unique approach to abstraction that takes your left brain out of the equation. The random aspect of this method makes for delightfully unexpected results.
There will be a $15 materials fee due the first day of class.
Supply list for students to bring:
Paints: Golden Fluid Acrylics are best for this type of work. Carol’s favorite colors are listed on her website under “miscellaneous.”
3-4 Hefty Heavy Duty foam plates (Hefty brand works best).
2 6×6 panels – Blick Studio Artists’ Board works well
1-2 wood panels – 8×8, 8×10, 10×10 or 9×12 only!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOTE: these supports may be cradled wood panels, gessobords, or MDF panels cut at Home Depot. All raw wood panels should be primed with gesso before class.
Gel medium – Carol uses Golden “regular” or “soft” gel medium gloss
Unsuccessful watercolor paintings to cut up (optional)
Brushes suitable for watercolor/acrylic. A 1 inch flat, a round #8, and a tiny brush (for painting small lines) is all you’ll need.
Small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper towels, scissors, palette, ball point pen, water container