Essentials in Landscape Painting: Seaside Landscapes
Working from photo reference provided by the instructor, you will explore the artistic and creative opportunities found in seaside landscape painting. Demonstrations, plenty of individual attention and encouragement will increase your creative confidence and style, while introducing you to painting essentials including composition, perspective, tone, form, texture, brush and palette knife techniques, colour mixing, contrast and sense of depth. You can choose to paint in either oils or acrylics in this online painting program geared to seaside landscapes. This course is suitable for students of all levels and experience.
Please Note: If you have acrylic or oil materials already, please use what you have. It is not compulsory to have all the items listed.
Basic palette of Artist quality Acrylics or Oils (* Note that some colours are recommended to get large tubes if possible)
Cad. Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow
Cadmium Red Medium or Cad. Red Deep
Thalo Blue – green shade (also known as Winsor Blue or Phthalocyanine Blue)
Permanent Green Light
Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna
Cadmium Orange or other yellow orange
Titanium White *LARGE Tube or Tub (Acrylic Painters)
Nice to have but not essential - Cadmium Red Light, Indanthrene Blue
Mediums: For Acrylic and Oil Painters (Golden or Liquitex are quality brands that I use) *Oil paint can be used over top of these products once they are dry! Gesso- small tub (Liquitex or Golden or whatever you may already have) *Matte Medium (Fluid) FOR OIL PAINTERS – GAMBLIN non-toxic Safflower Gel Medium in a tube - Galkyd Medium (Fast Drying Medium) By Gamblin - Odourless Solvent (for clean-up and thinning paint) Disposable Palette 9 X 12 or larger
Brushes and Other Tools (Synthetic and/or natural hairbrushes):
Round #8, # 10 (Synthetic or red sable)
Pointed round #3 or #4 (the better the quality the better the result)
Sable are excellent but get what is affordable. Rigger brushes are not suggested for oil or acrylic
Filberts 3,4,8,10 (Even Larger if budget allows) Depends on size of work relative to brush
Flats-#3, #6 , # 8 # 12 (Soft hair/synthetic)
1 – 2-inch wide house painting brush (or even wider for applying tints)
Shapers -Princeton Catalyst White Silicone Mini-blade #4
I recommend this angled head which is most useful
Palette Knife – Handy to have a 2 or 3 different size large, medium and small
(Shape of blade should be medium length that goes to a point like a arrow)
Brayer -2 or 4 inch width ((can be found in printmaking area) (Speedball is a good brand)
Mixed media sketchbook for practice (XL Canson) 9”x12”
Old panels or canvas that can be “practiced” on
Canvas, Birch or Masonite Panels or a combination (Good to try various surfaces)
11 X 14, 12 X 16, 16 X 20 1 or 2 of eachYou may work larger if you are a more experienced painter *Optional Square Panels 12 X 12 or preferred size and or panoramic shape approx. 8 X 16 or 12 X 24
To be better prepared pre tint your surfaces with any desired colours (try 2 or 3 combinations, warm and cool, plus gesso to create some texture. Apply with brush, palette knife or brayer.
Watercolour Pencils – Ultramarine Blue, Light grey and Raw Umber
Water container or closed container for odourless solvent or medium
Green painter’s tape (hardware store)
Nitrile or Latex gloves if desired
Soap (Or Baby Oil for oil painters) for cleaning brushes
Murphy’s Oil Soap also good for clean up
Please Note: A class breakdown will be provided before the first class along with your Zoom credentials via email.
Sam Paonessa is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. He has been a professional artist for over 30 years creating paintings and illustrations, which have been reproduced as greeting cards, calendars, magazines and home décor reproductions. His love of painting is demonstrated in exhibitions and he has gained the attention of fine art collectors, which include private and corporate collections in North America and Europe. Sam is a founding member of Plein Air Canada and a member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Over the years Sam has enjoyed conducting workshops sharing his valuable experience as an artist in the GTA, Haliburton, across Ontario, and Morocco. Visit www.sampaonessa.com.