Mar 17 & 18 – Acrylic Painting with Glazes, Sandy Troudt

Backyard Beauty

This is a 2-Day workshop: Saturday March 17th & Sunday March 18th. There is an extra $30 supplies fee due to the Instructor on the first day of class.

This is an introduction to using layers of transparent glazes and veils to create a luminous painting over a textured surface. The texture is built up with a variety of gel mediums and is the dominant element of this approach to painting.

March 17 & 18, Saturday & Sunday
Workshop Cost: $150 per person + $30 supplies fee

Reserve your spot today!

Artist Bio: Sandy immersed herself in art during and after a satisfying career of teaching and school administration. She studied with many notable artists and mentors whose expertise helped her find her own path and she strives to help others discover their unique way through their own art journeys. Sandy is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and founding member and past president of its Peace River Chapter. She is a signature member and past president of Flying Colours Artists’ Association in the Peace Region. Her award winning work is represented in the 2014 publication, ARTISTS OF B.C. – Volume 4 and her work is featured in the October edition of Southwest Art Magazine, 2016 as part of an Art in Canada focus and in the May and August editions, 2017.

SUPPLY LIST for Fort St. John Workshop, March 2018

Participants purchase:
Canvas – 16 x 20   (You might like to bring a 2nd canvas in case you have time and wish to begin another painting.)
ACRYLIC BRUSHES – The Basics
I suggest a very small round, size O or #1, and flats, #4, #6 up to #10 to #12..  If you don’t have acrylic brushes, Opus carries a good, serviceable brand that is very reasonable in price, the LEGATO 550 Series.
Also useful is a brush that is chiseled on an angle, about size 6 or 8.  You can paint larger areas when you use it like a flat and can also get into a small little corner with the longer, pointed end.
Bring a reference photo or two of an evergreen tree if you have one, or you can use the image that Sandy will be painting for the demo.
Buy a REALLY CHEAP large painting brush to use for applications of those first three layers of paint at a hardware store

PAINTS
– Heavy-bodied Titanium White acrylic paint
– Heavy-bodied Cadmium Yellow (or other opaque yellow) acrylic paint  (smallest tube, 2 oz.)
India Ink Pen – Faber Castell or other permanent pens
Chiseled edged palette knife (long, skinny, narrow at the end)
GOLDEN POLYMER MEDIUM (GLOSS) – Small bottle, share with a friend?
Do NOT buy Glazing Medium!

OPTIONAL
Isoprophyl Alcohol, 99%! The polymer medium is hard on your brushes and this will help clean them if you don’t get it thoroughly clean.  It will also take acrylic paint out of your clothing.
Old eyelash brush for funky, leafy effects

Sandy will supply the following for a small materials fee of $30 if participants don’t have their own or if they wish to try this method before investing in gels and paint:
Golden GELS –  Clear Tar Gel (or String Gel in Liquitex), Molding Paste, Coarse Pumice Gel, High Solid Gel, Regular Gel Gloss
The above are the “must haves”.  If you’re going to dive in and really explore using mediums to the fullest extent, I would highly recommend that you also purchase Self-Leveling Gel, Fine Pumice Gel and Fiber Paste.   There will be no limits to your explorations.  I wouldn’t be without any of these and find a good use for them all.  Other brands are cheaper, such as liquitex, but golden is the best.
GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Paints (1 oz.) in the following colours:

  • Transparent Yellow Oxide
  • Nickle Azo Yellow
  • Indian Yellow
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Pthalo Green
  • Quinachrodone Red
  • Dioxizine Purple
  • Transparent Red Iron Oxide
  • Raw Umber
  • Carbon Black

These small bottles last a LONG time.
It is possible to use your heavy-bodied acrylic paints in the above colours but you will need to use much more of the medium with them.

“Wait and see” purchases for finishing:
– A jar of Matte Medium will be helpful to mix with Regular Gel Gloss when you   put an isolation coat on your painting before application of the varnish.
– Varnish – GOLDEN POLYMER VARNISH WITH UVLS (GLOSS)
– Gold or Copper Leaf, or both!