Pastel Underpainting Techniques with Lorraine McFarland
Pastel Underpainting Techniques with Lorraine McFarland
Saturday, October 14th
10 AM - 5 PM
CAL Members - $100
Non-Members - $120
This one day workshop with award winning artist-teacher Lorraine McFarland will demonstrate how to make your own pastel paintings glow by using different under painting techniques. This class is a fun, hands-on workshop in which you will get to explore conventional as well as dramatic color palettes. You will learn which ones to use to make your paintings really stand out and also how to use under painting to solve some special problems unique to the pastel medium.
Students will have an opportunity to try the techniques and work on paintings from their own photos or one of Lorraine's photos.
Past Student Testimonials:
"Lorraine McFarland is not only a talented artist; she is also a gifted teacher."
"She brings her joy of art and nature, and her heart and soul to her students."
"I am so grateful to Lorraine for making me feel like I have an artist inside of me and for having the patience and grace to help me express it!"
"Lorraine is a great teacher. If you are interested in learning about pastel painting sign up for one of her classes! Totally awesome!"
SUPPLIES LIST FOR PASTEL UNDERPAINTING TECHNIQUES
WITH LORRAINE MCFARLAND
IMPORTANT! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME!
I want you to have a good learning experience and the items on this list are important for you to have. If you are having trouble locating or can't afford what you need, I will try to help. You can order supplies at my cost if you contact me by September 30 (see the other attachment).
If you have questions, email me at email@example.com or call me at 573-578-1559.
Please leave a message if I don't answer!
PASTELS (not oil pastels)
You should have a good variety of pastels with a good value and color range and a range of hard to medium soft. Some good hard ones are Nupastels, Rembrandt, Cretacolor, Mungyo Gallery Semi-Hard; some good soft ones - Mungyo Gallery Handmade, Unison, Terry Ludwig, Mount Vision.
A SMALL SET OF GOOD QUALITY WATERCOLORS (PRIMARY COLORS, PLUS PAYNES GREY) AND A MEDIUM SIZED, GOOD QUALITY, FLAT WATERCOLOR/ACRYLIC BRUSH 3/4" to 1" WIDE
CONTAINER FOR WATER
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
ODORLESS MINERAL SPIRITS, OR TURPENOID (IN THE BLUE CAN, NOT THE GREEN CAN), OR RUBBING ALCOHOL (SMELLY!) OR DENATURED ALCOHOL (LESS SMELLY) I prefer denatured alcohol from the hardware store.
CONTAINER FOR SOLVENTA tuna or cat food can will work for solvent.
A BRISTLE BRUSH, 3/4" TO 1" WIDE. A CHEAP ONE FROM THE HARDWARE STORE WILL DO.
DON'T FORGET CONTAINERS FOR YOUR WATER AND SOLVENT
You will need 6 or more sheets of paper. 9x12 is good, but you can work smaller if you like.
Good pastel paper is rarely available in stores, but you can purchase it online (see sources below).
Canson Mi Tientes or Strathmore pastel paper is NOT good for this class!
Art SpectrumColourfix paper in white for watercolor underpainting
UArt 400 or 500 grade pastel paper - this paper only comes in one color and is best used with a dry underpainting technique
I will have Art Spectrum Colourfix pastel paper in the 9x12 size for sale the day of the class for $3/sheet.
A BOARD to tape your paper to. It should be at least a few inches bigger than your paper. A piece of foam core will do if you don't have a drawing board.
A piece of aluminum foil or stiff paper to make a trough to catch pastel dust below your board.
Roll of paper towels. I like VIVA.
A SMALL, SHALLOW TUPPERWARE/RUBBERMAID CONTAINER, WITH A LID. NO SMALLER THAN A SANDWICH CONTAINER, NO BIGGER THAN 5X7.
PUT ABOUT 1/2 INCH OF CORNMEAL OR RICE IN THE CONTAINER. I WILL EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS FOR IN CLASS!
Tape - (drafting, artists, or painters tape) NOT masking tape. NOT Scotch brand low tack artists tape.
#2 or softer pencil
Kneaded eraser, none other
Notebook for taking notes
Photos to work from
These should not be too complicated and should have a good range of values. They should be technically decent photos, and should be as close to the size you want to paint them as possible. You can copy and blow up photos at a copy center pretty inexpensively on regular paper - no need to pay for photo paper. A black and white copy in addition to the color copy is helpful.
PICTURE PERFECT VIEWFINDER - This is one of my favorite tools. It is a little pricey, but VERY, VERY helpful for many reasons! It is $17.45 (including shipping) from www.pictureperfectviewfinder.com as of October 2016 - also available from Amazon.com.
A table top or standing easel. Columbia Art League has easels, but you may want to bring your own. It should be sturdy and large enough to hold your board. Invest in a good sturdy one that won't move around. It will help you succeed!
Sack lunch/beverage - If you don't want to buy lunch. We will take 45 minutes for lunch.
Protective gloves or barrier cream - Gloves in a Bottle (available from online art stores), Liquid Glove, or a barrier cream from the drugstore - ask the pharmacist about barrier cream if you don't know what to look for
COLOR WHEEL I like the ones from The Color Wheel Company
TOMBOW PENS ( or something similar) in black, grey and lighter grey, for doing 4-value thumbnail sketches (the white of the paper will be your lightest value)
Here are some of my favorite online suppiers:
SUGGESTED PASTELS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING SUPPLIES FOR CLASS/WORKSHOP WITH LORRAINE MCFARLAND
IMPORTANT! You will need one set of semi-hard pastels and one set of softer ones
I recommend the largest sets you can afford. Certain Mungyo Gallery Pastels are a very good value. However avoid the "Standard" and the "Extra Fine Soft" Mungyo Gallery pastels.
They are available through http://www.aswexpress.com and the ones I suggest are:
Mungyo Gallery Semi-Hard Pastels - Assorted Colors
MUNGYO GALLERY HANDMADE SOFT PASTELS - Assorted Colors (or Landscape Colors for the set of 60 or more)
You may order any other pastels from this website in addition to these, but these are the ones I recommend because they are a good value. Be sure to order some hard and some softer pastels as outlined above.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING PASTELS AND SUPPLIES - please read and follow these instructions carefully.
To choose your pastels and/or supplies, go to www.aswexpress.com
Send me the item numbers of the items you want to order from the website and your shipping address and telephone number. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please place your order as soon as possible, the sooner the better because sometimes items are out of stock!
YOU WILL PAY MY COST, NOT WHAT YOU SEE ON THE WEBSITE. I DON'T DO A MARK UP, SO YOU GET THEM AT MY COST, PLUS SHIPPING.
I will email you the total with shipping, and then you will need to send me a check or use PayPal to pay me.
If you use PayPal, there is a 2.7% charge over and above the cost of your items and the shipping cost.
I will place the order as soon as I receive your payment. The items will be shipped directly to you.