SEASCAPES AND BOATS IN OIL AND WATERCOLOR
Howard Park and Lisa Miceli
Boats are often used as human elements in a seascape to draw the viewer in. Learn how to paint seascapes with a focus on boats and how they can be used to elevate a scene and create a compelling story. Explore ways to use boats as design elements and to paint properly scaled, convincing boats within the seascape. Through demonstrations and instruction in both oil and watercolor, students will learn how to design seascapes with an emphasis on values, counterchange, and dynamic color notes. Walk away with an understanding of how to convey movements of a boat through water and illustrating different types of boats whether at anchor or under way.
Tuesdays, 9am – 12pm
April 25– May 23
Members $230 / Non-Members $270
Class Supply List
Recommended Supply List for Oil or Acrylic
Suggested oil paint brands: RGH paints, Rembrandt, Lucas and Gamblin
Howard’s limited palette:
White: Titanium white, large tubes. Gamblin has a flake white replacement. Zink white is a cool white with strong tinting qualities but can easily make colors get chalky
Black. Ivory black (Optional) Can be used to make greens and browns.
Red. Quinacridone red (a strong pure red) or Naphthol Red or Venetian Red.
Yellow: Hansa yellow (a pure, semi-transparent yellow)
Blue: Ultramarine blue or ultramarine blue deep
Green: Viridian (a transparent green used as a modifier)
Brushes: Bristle brushes, even sizes 2-10. Mostly filberts, a couple of flats and a few cheap hardware chip flats.
Palette knife and painting knives: A mixing knife for mixing paint on the palette. Flexible painting knives of a variety of sizes and shapes.
Miscellaneous: Paper towels, brush washer. medium cup. small trash bag, extra-large palette, odorless turpentine, [Thin -X] or gamsol,
Painting medium: Linseed oil to one part Gamsol, or one part stand oil to 4 parts Thin -X
Liquin, or Grumbacher Zec and Lucas 2225(fast drying gels)
For palette knife painting: cold wax painting butter such as Dorland’s cold wax medium
Canvas Boards 8X10, 9X12, 11X14 inches
Panel carriers to protect wet masterpieces
Recommended Supply List for Watercolor
Watercolor paper: Rough or cold press paper – minimum of 140lb
Brushes: Assorted sizes
Large wash brush or hake brush
1 1/2” flat – either synthetic or natural bristle
1-inch flat brush
#6 or other round brush
(Please bring the colors you like to work with)
Raw sienna, cad yellow light, yellow ochre, quinacridone red, light red, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, Payne’s grey, Prussian blue.
Drawing pencils and kneaded erasers for sketching
Small sketch pad
Water container (plastic or metal)
Roll of paper towels
Clips to hold paper