Acrylic Landscape Workshop with Melissa Gannon
July 29th 10am-1pm
Instructor: Melissa Gannon
Create a luminous painting of Mt Hood using acrylic paints. Class will talk about color unity, color mixing, composition and layering to create depth. Reference photos will be supplied. Bring your painting supplies. Beginners are welcome!
We are thrilled to have a partnership with At Easel Art who has put together a material kit for this class if you purchase a kit from them, the materials will be in the Silverton Classroom when you arrive on July 29th. If you prefer to bring your own materials, please see the list below.
WHAT TO BRING
- Acrylic paint: yellow, red, blue, gray, white (specifically I used: Benzimidazole yellow light, quinacridone crimson, titan green pale, neutral gray, ultramarine blue, titanium white) Substitutions are fine and colors can be mixed from basic red, yellow, blue, gray and white.
- Airbrush medium
- Gloss glazing liquid (doesn't have to be gloss) (I use airbrush medium and gloss glazing liquid instead of water to thin the paint. If you want to use water that is fine.)
- paper plates to use as palettes
- painting surfaces at least 12" x 12" (can be wood, canvas or paper. You might want to put a coat of gesso on paper if that's what you're using.) Bring at least 2 supports.
- 3/4" and or 1/2" flat brush
- #4 flat brush (basically I have 3 sizes of flat brushes with the biggest being 3/4". You can use whatever you're comfortable with.)
- A small brush to sign your name if you want.
- water container---we need to put paint water outside and not down the drain. If we can't put it outside you will need a container with a lid to take your paint water home.
- Sketchbook or extra paper to experiment on
- an easel if you prefer to paint that way.
- something to cover the table with to protect it from acrylic paint
- paper towels
ABOUT THIS INSTRUCTOR:
A love of color is a driving force behind Melissa Gannon’s art—first in watercolor then acrylic, pastel, mixed media, and oil.
Melissa enjoys painting nature. Her inspiration comes from travel, hiking, and exploring her local area. Her home in the Pacific Northwest provides ready access to the coast, rivers, mountains and desert. She loves painting outdoors—portraying a perfect peaceful place in the woods, a bird surveying the world, or the vibrancy of a bunch of daisies. She finds that observations made in plein air painting enhance her studio work.
Along with creating art, Melissa shares her skills and knowledge through classes and workshops. She began teaching in 2001 and finds that it enhances her work as she strives to find challenging material for the fast-growing skills of her students. Some of her students have attended her classes for over ten years, and she loves seeing their artistic expression grow.
Galleries exhibiting Melissa’s work include Earthworks Gallery in Yachats, OR and Aurora Gallery in Vancouver, WA. She participates in local shows including the Gresham Art Walk and the Oregon City Festival of the Arts.
We are thrilled to have Melissa as an art instructor this Spring!
Learn more about Melissa here https://www.melissagannon.com/
Location: Silverton Art Center Classroom