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Painting Workshop - Larry Leach - Cost $100.00

Larry Leach Painting Workshop

  Sunday April 7th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

 Price: $100.00 (materials not included)

 

**As Larry is a visiting artist, a minimum of 6 students is required for the class to make. Payment is due at the time of registration. The deadline for registration is March 24th and no refunds will be issued after that date.**

Participants are invited to bring two recent paintings for critique. 

 PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH LARRY LEACH

 This workshop will explore and demonstrate the basic steps in the process of developing a painting.  I will bring a 20x30" painting that I did on location at Cades Cove last Fall while I was in Knoxville and go through the steps in developing the work.  Participants are encouraged to bring a rectangular canvas with smaller dimensions to the workshop and can work from that image or one of their choosing.  I will also bring other marsh and lower country paintings.

 I will describe various approaches and techniques in developing a painting, but will emphasize the steps and technique that I have used for years and has an historical precedent in the painting process used by the French Romanticist Eugene Delacroix, the Barbizon Romantics (Corot in particular) and the third generation Hudson River school painter George Inness and some of his followers like Blakelock.  Unlike those 19th century painters, we now have colors and that are permanent and solvents and mediums that are safer and more practical.  These steps and materials needed are:  (The student doesn't have to bring all these colors and mediums, but this is the materias that I use with my work.

 I can also help the participant develop a painting with the more basic wet on wet technique which is the basic approach in Painting I on the college level.

The materials list below is for oils, but a participant can use watercolor or acrylic if they prefer.  If so, I will send a separate list.

 

Step #1:  Basic sketch
This will be done with a #4 or #6 Hog bristle flat brush. 

Materials:
Sansodor
Burnt Umber (color)
Paper towels (I use the Handy Man towels that are heavy duty)
Disposable palette
container for the sansodor solvent (no turpentine please)

 Step 1A:  Refinenent of sketch with deeper values

Materials: 
Liquin Fine Detail
French Ultramarine Blue (color)

 Step #2:  Laying in the large basic areas of color to be thinly applied with the Liquin fine Detail.
#8, #10 or #12 Hog Bristle flat brush according to the scale of your canvas.

Materials: 
Palette Knife 
(colors)
Flake White Hue
Viridian
Sap Green
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

 Step #3:  Demonstration break showing the Tonalism technique first used by Delacroix and continued by the Barbizons and later Inness.  This break time will allow the thinly applied steps one and two to have a light surface touch dryness.

Materials:
Winsor/Newton Oil Painting Medium
Larger flat soft glazing brush (I use a 2" Winsor Newton Monarch Brush)
(colors)
Indian Yellow

 Step #4:  Refinement of finishing details using the materials above
Indian Yellow
Raw Sienna
Transparent Red Ochre

Materials List:

Sansodor
Burnt Umber (color)
Paper towels (I use the Handy Man towels that are heavy duty)
Disposable palette
container for the sansodor solvent (no turpentine please)
Liquin Fine Detail
French Ultramarine Blue (color)
Palette Knife 
(colors)
Flake White Hue
Viridian
Sap Green
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
Winsor/Newton Oil Painting Medium
Larger flat soft glazing brush (I use a 2" Winsor Newton Monarch Brush)
(colors)
Indian Yellow

Larry Leach- Biography

Larry Leach taught painting and drawing for Louisiana State University during the seventies and eighties and Lamar University in Texas during the nineties. He holds a graduate degree in painting from NSU in Louisiana. Larry's work for the last thirty years has mostly been concerned with the rendering of the landscape in oils. His favorite theme is the first strong light of dawn and the last strong rays of sunset that rake across an unhampered landscape. He is a studio painter and works from memory or watercolour sketches. Selected collections of his work include: The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana, President George and Barbara Bush, Brevard Museum of Art in Melbourne, Florida, Four 4'x22' paintings for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Florida State Department of Health, Florida State Department of Revenue, and the Kaiser Corporation Headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.Leach's work can be also viewed in Several galleries in Florida, Georgia and Texas.