Dave Santillanes Workshop
May 19-21, 2016
Artist/Teacher: David Santillanes
Workshop Title: Capturing the Atmosphere / Plein Air to Studio
Date/Times: May 19-21, 2016; 10am-4pm
Location: Evergreen Fine Art, 3042 Evergreen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 80439
This workshop is for all levels and will focus on designing a studio painting from plein air studies.
The first day will focus on painting outdoors. Artists will paint plein air and will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field. Learning how to simplify a landscape and interpret color relationship will be a primary focus of this workshop but other fundamental concepts will also be discussed, including the importance of values, shapes and edges.
The final two days of the workshop artists will learn to analyze the information they gathered in the field interpreting color and value relationships in order to create depth in a landscape painting. Many outdoor principles will be discussed but with a greater focus on composing a finished piece.
Below is a recommended palette for oil and acrylic painters. You’ll want to include at the very least a large tube of the primary colors plus white. Any professional grade will do.
Titanium White (Large tube) Yellow Ochre
Ultramarine Blue* Cadmium Orange
Alizarin Crimson* Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow Light* Sap Green
Viridian Cobalt Blue
Transparent Red Oxide
Flats, Brights, or Filberts recommended for the majority of the work. Have a good range of sizes: 2,6,8,10,12 but make sure to include your large brushes! A small sable flat and small sable round or rigger are also recommended.
At least 5 canvas panels or gessoed boards. Stretched canvas not recommended. Keep sizes between 8x10 and 11x14.
Odorless Turpenoid or odorless mineral spirits
Wet Canvas Carrier
Lightweight Easel – I recommend a Field Easel or Pocade box (M-Box, Guerrilla Painter, Soltek, etc.) A Julian French Easel (half-box) will also be acceptable.
Backpack Trash bags
Sun Hat Painters umbrella
Sunscreen Hand Cleaner (Fast Orange)
Neutral-colored clothing (Bright colors reflect)
Landscape photos in case of rain
Dress in layers (It’s Colorado after all!)
Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson
Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne