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Mon, Oct 03


Helotes Gallery

The Sky's The Limit

A one day workshop on painting skies by Artist Steven Harris

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The Sky's The Limit
The Sky's The Limit

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Helotes Gallery, 14391 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023, USA

About the event

The Sky's The Limit

October 3rd

10am – 4pm

Cost: $80


Object of the workshop – gaining a better understanding of the importance and benefit of good design, color, edge work and value choices in painting skies.

One day class with demonstrations and class work on all sorts of skies:

· Thunderheads

· Sunsets

· Bright sunlit skies

The class will work from provided reference photographs of different types of skies in landscapes and seascapes to focus on how you can use skies to push depth, drama and interest in scenes with skies. You are encouraged to bring your own printed photos as well. We’ll focus on color choices, value relationships, overall design and perspective tips, use of back-painting (toned grounds) and the importance of edge work in clouds.

Participants should have a basic knowledge of painting and some familiarity with the concept of perspective. All experience levels are welcome.

Supply List

A couple of #4 and #6 hog bristle brushes in good shape

Four 9 x 12 canvas panels with fairly smooth primed surfaces – or some primed canvas sheets (9 x 12) with a slightly larger panel to mount the sheets on with blue painters’ tape.

Table easel or plein air rig

Odorless mineral solvent (I use Gamsol) and a brush washing jar

Medium (either linseed oil or, alkyd if you’re used to working with it). Alkyd (Liquin or Galkyd) dries quickly but is hard to handle if you aren’t used to it.

Paper towels

Garbage bag or shopping bag from HEB/Walmart for used paper towels

Palette (split primaries)

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Alizarin Crimson

Cad Red Medium

Yellow Ochre

Burnt Sienna or Red Oxide

Cad Yellow Medium

Cad Yellow Lemon

Cad Orange

Titanium White

Payne’s Gray

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