Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Oct 6, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020
Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Tuesday
Level : All Levels Welcome
Painting from the Masters landscape will be from 5 artists: are Trevor Chamberlain, Calvin Liang, Ruo LI, Bill Anton, and John McCartin. The goal is to do a painting from start to finish every 2 weeks. One of the age old techniques for students to gain a foothold on their basic painting skills, and learn advanced painting procedures for finishes was copying the paintings of masters. Copying the great masters is a way to understand painting procedure learned through the recreation of their techniques. If the painting is thoughtfully reproduced, the student will gain a great deal of insight into how to solve problems in paint when approaching their own work. To fully appreciate and understand all the preparation that is required to produce a large finished painting we will be doing studies in a variety of sizes, small, medium, and large scale. We will be working from a variety of Masters in this class. Master reference will be provided. Instructor demonstrations and critiques are routine.
Video Archives will be available livestream students until Jan 2nd.
Cad yellow light
- Cad Orange
- Optional paints:
Cad Yellow Medium
- Indian Yellow
Cad Red Light
- Red Rose Deep
Cerulean Blue or cobalt blue
- Thalo Yellow Green
- 4-6 Bristle flats or filberts, ranging from a ¼ inch to 3/4 inch in size.
A ¼ inch and ½ inch sable brush flat. 1 small round synthetic sable for detail.
I recommend Robert Simmons Signet for bristles and Princeton Summit 6100F for sables, but any moderately priced decent quality brush will do.
- Other supplies:
- 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)
- (3) canvases or panels 9” x 12”
- (2) 8”x10”
- Optional supplies:
- Vine charcoal
- Graphite pencil 2H
- 100% Clove oil
- Retouch Varnish (Spray can)
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