Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Mar 17th – Apr 14th
Length: 5 Weeks
Videos Uploaded: Wednesdays at 12pm PST
Level : All Levels Welcome
Many landscape artists suffer from generic handling of trees in their compositions. Join me for this 5 week class as we touch on the major varieties of trees. We will work on basic tree shapes, growth and leaf types as well as the fundamentals of shading, perspective and layering in oil paint. With a little practice you will learn to create many different types of trees, each with its own unique qualities and elegance.
Cad yellow light
Viridian green or Phthalo Green
Cad Yellow Medium
Cad Red Light
Red Rose Deep
Cerulean Blue or cobalt blue
Phthalo Yellow Green
Bristle (flats or filberts), ranging from a ¼ inch to 1 inch in size.
Small to medium sized (round) sable brushes.
I recommend Robert Simmons Signet for bristles and Princeton Summit 6100F for sables, but any moderately priced decent quality brush will do.
Palette or palette paper. (the larger the better)
Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
Metal or Glass Brush Washer/container
Paper towels or rags to clean brushes (Blue shop towels or Viva brand)
Brush soap (Dr. Bronner’s Castile)
5 canvases or panels 11” x 14”
liquitex basics gesso
2″ foam brush
Ben M. Young
Ben Young has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 20 years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and conceptual designer. Clients include Sony Entertainment, Reflexive Entertainment, Upper Deck and Blizzard. Ben is currently working on his career in fine art. View more of Ben’s work at www.benmyoung.com