Plein Air Painting with Skip Whitcomb
Intermediate to Advanced Workshop
May 16 - 19, 2013 (4 days)
Skip Whitcomb is an accomplished plein air painter, draftsman and printmaker. He studied at the Art Center College of Design. He paints on location and in his studio in Ft. Collins, CO. Whitcomb participates in invitational shows including the National Academy, NY and Gilcrease Museum, OK. He is a two-time recipient of the Red Smith Memorial Award from the National Wildlife Museum,Wyoming. Whitcomb has been featured in Southwest Art, American Artist Magazine, and Pastel Journal. His work may be viewed in galleries in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Website: www.skipwhitcomb.com
Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.
WHITCOMB WORKSHOP - SUPPLY AND READING LIST
PALETTE: Professional grade paint, no student quality.
WHITE: Any good Titanium white or Titanium/Zinc mixed white, no Permalba white, 125ml tubes (2 tubes)
YELLOW OCHRE PALE or LIGHT
*CADMIUM YELLOW PALE, LIGHT, or MEDIUM
CADMIUM YELLOW LEMON
CADMIUM RED LIGHT
*ALIZARIN CRIMSON or PERMANENT ROSE
*ULTRAMARINE DARK OR DEEP
VIRIDIAN or VIRIDIAN HUE
?If you are experiencing problems mixing color outdoors I highly recommend limiting your palette to the four colors with the * plus White.
OPTIONAL COLORS: Cadmium Red Deep, Ruby Red or Thalo Red Rose (any synthetic Rose Madder Red), Dioxazine Purple, Perm. Green Lt. or Thalo Yellow Green, Ivory Black
ADDITIONAL NOTE: This is difficult enough, there is no sense compounding problems with inferior materials.
BRUSHES: 2 ea. (minimum) 2, 4, 6, 8 White Bristle Filberts or Flats
CANVAS: 6x8, 8x10, 9x12, an assortment of these sizes, total of at least 10 for the week (approx. 2 per day), also consider bringing along a couple of 12x16s. IN ADDITION, 4-5 6x8 panels.
SKETCHBOOK AND PENCIL: Soft graphite pencil 9B, 8B, or 6B, and 6x8 or 8x10 sketchbook.
BOOKS: REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP: ?Carlson?s Guide to Landscape Painting? by John F. Carlson, and ?Composition in Outdoor Painting? by Edgar Payne.
OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ?Oil Painting Techniques and Materials? and ?The Practice and Science of Drawing? both by Harold Speed, and ?The Art Spirit? by Robert Henri.