An in-depth workshop on painting from life, on location, for the beginner to advanced. Billyo will strive to give each student a solid understanding of the visual experience, working method through the painting process and lectures, while engaging the most basic to the advance concept. BillyO will demonstrate and lecture to the group and personalize his instruction for the individual.
Each student is encouraged to bring 2 paintings on the first day for discussion. This is for everyone to learn from and give Billyo a better idea of your needs.
Artists may work in Oils or Acrylics.
Material List for Billyo’s workshop:
The following is a SUGGESTED LIST of supplies. Billyo prefers to work in oils but if you use acrylics this is not a problem.
Those who will be using ACRYLICS: the colors are pretty much the same.
If you have a pre-existing palette you are welcome to use it and he will work with you.
If you are a beginner you are welcome to use student grade oil colors which are more affordable. He suggests a combination of brands: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Orange (also called Cad Yellow Medium), Cadmium Red (also called Scarlet Red), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Viridian.
Bring any brushes you would like. The following are the ones Billyo suggests:
Extra Long Filbert, Sizes #2, #4, and #8
Rigger brush (also called Liners), size, #2 and #4.
Metal Palette Knife, medium size.
Odorless mineral spirits available at most hardware stores. Billyo prefers Gamsol.
Container to clean brushes: suggestions from Billyo: “I have used a glass jar with a screw on lid, like a pickle jar with a piece of wire screen folded over in the bottom. I prefer to use the Holbein Portable Brush Washer.”
Palette, a panel about 12×16 inches in surface area is all you need. There is a plastic Tupperware style palette holder called “Masterson” that many artists use and this can be picked up at most art suppliers. It holds a 12×16 palette.
Canvas’s or Panels: 9×12, 11×14, but no larger than 12×16.
Easel, BillyO suggests the half box french easel, $60-$80 or a full french easel. There are many other new types of outdoor easels on the market any of these should work well.
Paper towels, viva are my favorite, Sketch / notebook, Sunscreen, Bug spray, Hat with a brim and a light weight folding chair.
BillyO will have on hand some extra art material and panels from this list if you forget something or your unable to find some of the materials.