Carlo Russo: Painting Flowers Successfullyby Matthew Innis |
In this 4 day class will focus on painting the floral still life in oils. Florals can be a daunting subject and we will try to make sense of the the beautiful forms which have fascinated and frustrated artists for centuries. Since flowers and plants tend to move from day to day and even hour to hour the students will draw and paint directly on the canvas with the brush only. The focus will be on capturing the essentials of the still life and finishing areas wet in to wet. Carlo will give frequent demonstrations and critique as we explore the unique nature of flowers and plants in paint.
Materials list – Carlo Russo Floral WorkshopPlease note that the brushes and canvas are required for this class. All paint colors are highly recommended as many of them cannot be adequately substituted.Brushes- Rosemary and CompanySynthetic Botanical Set – Requiredhttp://www.rosemaryandco.com/ gift-sets/brush–sets/michael–klein –set?filter_name=kleinMasters choice long filberts and flats, sizes 2 and 4 (long handles) – At least one size is requiredhttp://www.rosemaryandco.com/oil–brushes/masters–choice–oils/masters-choice–filbertsSeries 91 Pure Sable Filbert, sizes 4 and 6 (long handles) – At least one size is requiredhttp://www.rosemaryandco.com/watercolour–brushes/pure-red-sable/pure-sable–filbertEbony Filberts, sizes 2, 4, 6 (long handles) – At least one size is requiredhttp://www.rosemaryandco.com/oil–brushes/ebony-oils/ebony-filbertsIn addition please bring an assortment of other brushes you may have in your collection.Paints-
These are my recommended brands.You may substitute other brands if you like but please avoid student grade paints such as Winton, Georgian etc. Please bring all of the colors listed.Titanium White – Winsor & NewtonCadmium Lemon – Winsor & NewtonCadmium Yellow Pale – Winsor & NewtonCadmium Yellow Deep – RembrandtYellow Ochre Light – Winsor & NewtonCadmium Orange – Winsor & NewtonTransparent Red Oxide – RembrandtCadmium Red Light – Gamblin or Winsor & NewtonCadmium Red Deep – Winsor & NewtonAlizarin Permanent – GamblinUltramarine Blue – Winsor & NewtonCobalt Blue – Winsor & NewtonPthalo Blue – Gamblin or Winsor & NewtonIvory Black – Winsor & NewtonQuinacridone Magenta – Winsor & NewtonCanvas– RequiredThis is the linen I use. It is required so please order ahead of time so youreceive your linen in time for the class. I would recommend purchasingenough for several paintings. I would recommend purchasing a sheet of atleast 24×24”. A 24”x36” sheet should give you a little extra linen for severalpaintings. You may also purchase by the yard if you so desire. Order the“CARLO RUSSO PRIMING“. This is his finest weave linen which comespre-primed with lead and titanium priming. Tell him I sent you, please.AE canvas Priming, NYAngel Del la Cruz , phone# 718-665-3814 email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMEDIUMS AND SOLVENTS–Turpenoid or Gamsol only please (both are odorless solvents)Stand Oil and Terpenoid 50/50 mix
OTHER MATERIALS-Artists TapeSmall hand held mirrorPalette, I use the a New Wave wood palette.http://www.dickblick.com/products/new–wavewooden–palettes/2 small palette cups for solventspaper towels