NEW! Traditional Landscape Painting Composition, Jan 13 & 14 with Lauren Sansaricq


with Lauren Sansaricq

In this workshop we will discuss and put into practice the compositional conventions used by traditional landscape artists ranging from the 17th century to the 19th century. Students will learn how to breakdown their paintings into three simple elements of design to help the eye move through the picture more easily. We will also discuss how to develop a painting’s center of focus to create a satisfying composition. Participating students will develop their own individual studio landscape paintings with an easy-going drawing to grisaille to color approach. We will also talk about the importance of values, color and chiaroscuro in traditional landscape painting to create a dynamic picture.
In addition, traditional painting techniques will be taught such as Glazing, Atmospheric Glazing, and Scumbling. All experience levels are welcome! Students are responsible for their own supplies. The studio has table top easels to use. Please pack a lunch or one can be ordered out.

Saturday & Sunday January 13 & 14, 9am-4pm,  $245

-. Panels , in whatever size you would like to work on. I use a lot of 8x10, 5x7, 11x14.  and 9 x 12 in.  panels
I use the Ampersand Value Series panels (usually has a self-portrait of Raphael on the cover )

- Bring your favorite brushes AND a couple #2 or smaller ‘rigger’ or liner brushes. I highly recommend Synthetic Brushes – I only use soft synthetic brushes.
soft rounds (#8 and smaller), a 1in. and a ½ in. soft flat brush. Think watercolor brushes, they don’t have to be too expensive.  Also definitely bring as many Fan Brushes as you have.

- the basic palette:
Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow (Old Holland, “Naples Yellow Deep Extra” Is well worth the extra $$$), Burnt Sienna ,Venetian Red, Radiant Blue by Gamblin, Ultramarine Blue, Gamblin Neutral Grey, Lamp Black, Burnt Umber, Flake White Replacement. Cobalt blue, Prussian blue , transparent orange , transparent red earth   *Gamblin quick dry white

Weber Non-Toxic Glazing Medium ,
If you don’t want to use this medium you can use M. Graham Walnut Alkyd Medium

Please do not bring any Solvent – Just toxic stuff ,


-Paper Towels/Rags

Drawing Materials:

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us two weeks notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.


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