Modern Impressionism-In-Action by Colley Whisson / 2019

Colley’s students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley’s easy going nature he will guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, skilfully handled and filled with light.

WAIT LIST: When “out of stock”, please e-mail info@paintingmiles.com to be added to the waitlist. Write Colley Whisson’s waitlist on the subject. Thanks!

Description

(THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE FILLED FIRST WITH THE STUDENTS THAT WERE REGISTERED FOR THE 2018 WORKSHOP, THAT HAD TO BE CANCELED BECAUSE OF HURRICANE FLORENCE. WE WILL OPEN REGISTRATIONS TO THE PUBLIC ONCE WE KNOW HOW MANY SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE. E-mail us to info@paintingmiles.com if you want to be notified if we have openings left )

DATE: Monday September  9, to Thursday September 12, 2019
TIME: Monday to Wednesday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm|  Thursday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
FEE: $615
LOCATION: 1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610
SUPPLIES LIST:  Keep reading, you’ll find it below Cancellation Policy
MEDIUM: Oils or Acrylics
LEVEL: All levels | STUDENTS: max. 15, minimum 12.                                        Acrylics and oil painters are welcome!

WAIT LIST:  When out of stock, please e-mail info@paintingmiles.com to be added to the waitlist. Write Colley Whisson’s waitlist on the subject

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Colley’s students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley’s easy-going nature he will help guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, and skilfully handled paintings filled with light. Students will be covering topics such as edges, tonal values, composition, brushwork, color saturation and focal points. We will be experimenting with techniques that will allow us to infuse abstract brush treatment into a realistic image.

Colley will perform one of his ”Still Life” demonstrations to show the importance of why we need to be well rehearsed in the basics which will then allow us to create individual works of art. Colley’s workshops are conducted in an inspirational, interactive and positive environment. The workshop will be conducted in a step-by-step process. We will paint from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily.

PLEASE NO FILMING OR PHOTOGRAPHING OF ARTWORKS AT WORKSHOP. THANK YOU.

Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He held his first Solo Exhibition at the age of 24, and he is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia’s finest young Impressionist painters.

CANCELLATION POLICY (NEW!)

If a month before the workshop we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the workshop to happen the workshop will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.

If you cancel less than 60 DAYS prior to the start of a workshop you will receive half of your registration fee, If you cancel less than 30 DAYS prior the start of the workshop you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee. If you cancel before the 60-day limit you will receive a full refund minus 3% processing fee.  Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day class and are unable to attend any portion will not receive a refund.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY (NEW!)

Workshop will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled, all registration money will be returned to the students minus 3% processing fee.  The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.

SUPPLIES LIST

Subjects
Seascapes, City Scene, Landscape & Interior
I will provide a reference photograph for each student per studio day.

These art supplies are a guide only. Students are welcome to use acrylics or items that are close to what is requested.

PLEASE NO FILMING OR PHOTOGRAPHING OF ARTWORKS AT WORKSHOP. THANK YOU.

Preferred Oil Paints
Archival –
Titanium White
French Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Green
Yellow Ochre
Light Red Ochre or Terra Rosa
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light (Scarlet)
Permanent Alizarine
Medium Archival Odourless Lean Medium for mixing paint (Fastest Drying)
Solvents Archival Odourless Solvent for cleaning brushes at the end of the day.

Brushes

1 x Silver Brush, Silverstone Premium White Hog Bristle Brush, Flat long handle size 12 (Not Bright’s)
1 x size 6 Filbert Hog Hair (Approx. 1⁄4 inch wide)
1 x size 12 synthetic long flat brush 3⁄4 -1” wide
2 x size 2 liner/rigger synthetic with long bristle

Boards

Smooth Canvas or Hardboard (MDF)

2 – 14” x 11”
2 –  9” x 12”

Preparation: Coat canvas sheets or board with an off white or cream Acrylic paint at a ratio of 50% water, 50% paint. For more detailed information, please keep reading.

Misc.
Portable standing easel, small folding table, flat non-porous palette (Formica/Glass/Plexiglass) approx. (16” x 12”),
metal palette knife, tissues, paper towels or cotton rags.

Chroma has stocks in the US e.g. Dick Blicks Art Stores. If students wish to view my paint selection, please visit www.chromaonline.com click on PRODUCTS & then click on ARCHIVAL OILS.

Board & Canvas Preparation
MDF

(Medium-density fibreboard is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by
applying high temperature and pressure.)

1. One coat of primer or undercoat (Apply to seal the surface)
2. One coat of gesso
3. Mix in 50% cream Interior Acrylic House paint and 50% water & apply one coat to tint the surface.

CANVAS
White Canvas:
1. Mix in 50% cream Interior Acrylic House paint and 50% water apply one coat to tint the surface.
Non-Sealed Canvas:
1. One coat of primer or undercoat (Apply to seal the surface)
2. Use one top coat of white Interior Acrylic House paint.
3. Mix in 50% cream Interior Acrylic House paint and 50% water & apply one coat to tint the surface.

ALL coats to be applied preferably with a large synthetic brush.
The secret to having a good board surface is so it’s not too rough, porous or not too slippery. I like to call it the Goldilocks formula. It needs to be just right! It can take a bit of experimentation but it’s better for the board to
be a little towards the smoother side.