Palette Knife Workshop:Trees

Palette Knife Workshop:Trees
In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore
techniques used to create expressive paintings with
a palette knife. Working with a palette knife as well
as with paint additives to create a broad range of
textures, students learn the nuances of value working
wet in wet and layering in order to keep colors rich and
vibrant. Paint a landscape with trees, and cover issues
like making trees recede in space and how to paint
the sky. Begins with painting demo to cover the basic
approach, and continues with demos and working
one on one. Appropriate for beginners. Taught using
oils, but you may use acrylics. Supply list online; please
touch base with Dawn ( if you
have questions. Bring a sack lunch. Min. 4, max. 10.
Instructor: Dawn Kinney Martin
Callanwolde Fine Art Center
Fee: $110
Class Code 7396
Saturday, July 26

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Supply List Palette Knife Workshop / Beginning painting
For questions  email

If you already have paints, bring what you have but this is what you need for class.
I prefer working in oils because my mixture will stay wet for the class. Acrylic will dry quickly  so you will need to keep them wet with water or a retarder.

Here is a list of suggested colors. But bring what you have. I like to have Cadmuim Yellow and a warn red and blue and a cool red and blue. Sap Green, Naples Yellow. and Burnt Sienna are just great to mix with, but you don't have to have them.
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium yellow, or hue   
  • Ultramarine blue or phtalo blue
  • Sap green
  • Titanium white   5OZ Tube 
  • Yellow Ochre  or Yellow Oxide  or Naples Yellow. Any will be fine
  • Optional colors
  • Burnt sienna
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Naphthol Red/ Cadmuim Red or hue / an orange- Optional
  • 12x12, 12 x 16 Canvas  or larger
  • Acrylic and oil disposable Palette Pad 9 x12 . You can use a roll wax paper
  • Palette knives  plastic or metal  - The plastic 5 pack is great to start with
  • If just buying one get  Utrecht 1003
  • Sketch pad 
  • Pencil
  • Roll of paper towels 
If using oils you may want LIQUIN IMPASTO to extend the paint
If using acrylics you will need a spray bottle

Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!             

July 27 Color 2 - Controlling  Your Color Mixtures

Fall Schedule
Still in works but  here's what 's scheduled so far

Tuesday Night Painting Studio
Sept 23 -  Nov  18
Tues evenings 6:30 - 9:30
DawnArt Studios

Palette Knife Workshop: FAll Trees 
September 27  @Spruill  Art Center

Plein air workshop
Paint the Fall colors
Parker Ranch in Clayton GA
Oct 10 - 12 Friday - Sunday

210.00 includes  instruction, lodging, breakfast, and social hour

Palette  knife workshop
Nov 1 @ Callanwolde Fine ArtsCenter

Palette Knife Workshop Capture the Light 
Dec 13 @ Spruill

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