FIND A WORKSHOP

FIND A WORKSHOP

Watercolor Secrets Revealed

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August 24, 2014 – August 29, 2014
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM14-4205-794
Teacher:
Tom Lynch
Tuition:
$510
SM14-4205-794Tom Lynch,
Description

Explore the vast range and flexibility of watercolor as you learn new techniques to put drama, emotion, and conviction into your art. Work with renowned artist Tom Lynch to learn how to plan for success and build a successful painting, as you explore, experiment, and develop your creativity.

Each day we work toward a new goal, which gives you the opportunity to see and practice a new technique in depth. The demonstrations include detailed explanations of all the “hows” and “whys,” followed by individual attention, and tips on photography, “on-location” painting, and matting. This workshop also features Lynch’s popular program on salvage techniques for discarded paintings during the critique session.

During this hands-on experience, you push the limits of color, contrast, and light to bring your art to the next level.

 

More Information

Limited enrollment; register early.

This workshop is open to new and returning students with intermediate artistic skills. Students who have taken a workshop with Lynch in the last three years are eligible for a customized advanced workshop within this workshop. Please read the Letter From Faculty prior to attending the workshop.

Things to Bring:

Bring plenty of photo references to work from…A positive attitude…and a BIG smile!

FOR THE WORKSOP THERE ARE ONLY A FEW “MUST HAVE” ITEMS …

Paint, spray bottles and a few sheets of good watercolor paper.

These Holbein colors to be included with your paint colors

  • Opera *Perm Green #1 *Royal Blue
  • Peacock Blue *Perm Yellow Lemon

Spray Bottles

  • (7) “Dot” spray bottles
  • (1) “Fine Mist” bottles

Paper

  • (5) five 1/2 sheet 140# cold press
  • (3) three 1/2 sheet 300# cold press.

Mark which side is the “top” before you cut. (Read watermark word “Gemini”)

FROM THE FACULTY: "DON’T BE ALARMED BY THE LIST OF SUPPLLIES BELOW … THIS IS JUST ALL THAT 'I USE'.

PAINT

“I love brilliant color that mix easily, and darks that don’t look dirty. . . that is why I use *Holbein! In addition to your 12 – 15 regular colors, make sure to include the five “Holbein” colors listed above. My theory of color is to use the brightest color available and select a light value and a dark value of each color. “HOLBEIN” has the best color saturation of any brand. They do not mold or dry out and won’t clog up my spray bottle.”

I also use these colors:

  • Brilliant Pink
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Hookers Green
  • Perm Aliz Crimson
  • Perm Magenta
  • Perm Red
  • Perm Yellow-Orange
  • Perm Yellow Deep
  • Ultramarine Deep
  • Yellow Ochre

PAPER

I prefer Gemini paper (distributed by Strathmore, made in England). It has a tight weave and strong internal sizing, which allows for… correcting mistakes with ease, lifting of color, the ability to re-paint over scrubbed areas, liquid frisket, and my spray bottle/texture techniques. I use both 140# and 300# cold press. Do not use D’Arches for this workshop, it does not work with my techniques, it absorbs too fast and you can not re-work scrubbed areas.

FREDRIX CANVAS

I will do a demonstration one day on the new Fredrix watercolor canvas (18 X 24 OR 16 X 20).

BRUSHES

Natural hair is very important, and Kolinsky Sable is the best: I prefer the long hair and long handle. They flow, hold more color, release more easily and are a soft touch to the paper. The top three brushes highlighted are the ones I use 90% of the time. I like Stratford and York because they use male Kolinsky (longer hair) and have an excellent tradition of quality. You don’t need a lot of brushes, just natural hair, Stratford and York.

  • 3/4” Flat BALMORAL                      
  • #4 Rigger BALMORAL                     
  • #6 Round BALMORAL
  • 1” Flat BALMORAL                         
  • ½” Flat BALMORAL                        
  • #16 Round RYDAL GOLD

EXTRAS

  • Masque Pen
  • White Mask
  • Stencil Paper
  • Cloth towel
  • Hair dryer
  • Sponges
  • Tissues
  • Camera
  • 1” Masking tape
  • Wet media acetate
  • Paper towels
  • Old Post Cards
  • Large white palette
  • Large water bucket
  • Gator/Drawing board
  • Frisket Film (extra tack)

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE EVERYTHING. . .

  • ½ Sheet matt for painting
  • Antacid - - For the Workshop Director Old cloth towels
  • Ear Plugs - - For Lecture
  • Apple - - For the Teacher
  • Don’t wear white
  • Aspirin - - For Your Neighbor Pencil (HB or 2B lead)
  • A Good Joke!!
  • Trigger spray bottle Small, old brush to apply frisket. #4 round

tomlynch.com (630) 851-2652

I WILL SUPPLY THE TALENT. . . YOU BRING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND WE WILL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!"

For your convenience Tom will have ALL the supplies listed, available for purchase at the workshop.

This way if you want to travel light; can’t find a particular item; not sure whether you need a specific item, or if what you have will work, you can try it at the workshop and decide. “I know all workshop teachers have their “favorite supplies” but with me there is a reason and I will show you “how” and “why” they can make a difference for you.”

Schedule
SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Teachers
Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch has been referred to as one of the nation’s premier watercolorists. He has written eight books and hosted several award-winning PBS TV Art Series. Lynch was listed as one of the nation’s top 20 teachers by American Artist magazine. His work is represented by some of the nation’s leading museums and art galleries. tomlynch.com

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