Judy Gelfert has been recognized on the national level in juried exhibits since 2003, and her work has found its way into private collections in the USA, Latin America, and Europe. With an unmistakable style, she captures subject matter ranging form urban scenes to figures, interiors, and landscapes, and infuses each work with life and fresh spirit.She is an artist living in Arlington, Texas and currently represented by Marta Stafford Fine Art in Marble Falls and the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg.
In this 2-day workshop, we will focus on how to use a limited palette to create strong paintings. Also stressed in the workshop will be design, value, edges, and brushstrokes. We'll start out the first day giving a painting demonstration, and after lunch all the students will first do a simple color chart to become familar with the limited palette, and will then begin their own paintings. Each student will be free to paint his subject of choice, so be sure to bring some photos. The class will be at a manageable size so that each attendee will get plenty of individual instruction. Beginning to advanced painters welcome!
Easel (portable canvas-supporting easel -- table easel is fine.)
napthol red (Grumbacher Red)
This is the opaque red I prefer. If you can’t find it,
I’ll have a few tubes at the first class for sale.
cadmium yellow light
titanium white, or permalba (brand of large tube of white)
Brushes: #8, #10, and #12 bright bristle (not synthetic), #2 round bristle (for sketching)
Palette (disposable is fine)
Primed canvases or prepared boards: 16 x 20 or smaller
Jar with odorless paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpenoid, or turpenoid natural.
Optional: baby wipes (these are great hand cleaners!)
Small plastic bag for trash
Wear old clothes or an apron.
Reference material : photos (preferably rather simple scenes with lots of light and
shadow. Also, I prefer that you bring original photographs taken by you or someone you know.