Painting Summertime Daisies Workshop
September 30th 10am-1pm
Instructor: Melissa Gannon
Paint some beautiful summertime daisies in watercolor with Melissa Gannon. Summertime Daisies! Using watercolor create an exciting painting of beautiful daisies. Class will talk about composition, color mixing, color washes, and layering to create depth. An instructor demonstration will be included. Bring supplies.
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 September 30th. If you prefer to bring your own materials, please see the list below.
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
Paint colors—I use mostly Daniel Smith but any brand will do. I have included substitution or mixing suggestions. I use tube paints. The colors that are listed are the colors that I used. You are free to substitute.
If you're just beginning all you need is red, yellow and blue in whatever brand of paint that you desire. All colors can be mixed.
- Indian yellow or nickel azo yellow—can substitue any yellow
- Quinacridone Gold—can substitute yellow ochre
- Naphthamide Maroon—can maybe mix blue, brown and red
- Lavender—can just mix from red and blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Jadeite genuine or cascade green—can substitute any green or mix a green
- Pyrrol orange—can substitute any orange or mix one
- Cobalt teal blue—can substitute cerulean blue
- Cadmium yellow medium hue—can substitute gamboge or any yellow
- Isoindoline yellow—can substitute gamboge or any yellow
- Chinese white or white gouache
- 1/2” flat brush, 1.5” wash brush, a small rigger brush (You don’t need these specific brushes, whatever you have will do.)
Paper: 140 pound (or heavier) cold press 100% cotton • make sure that it is 100% cotton!!! Please bring several pieces of paper to work on. Size is up to you but at least 9" x 12".
- Sketchbook or extra sheet of paper to experiment with drawing and colors
- Tissue for lifting paint
- Paper towels to put under painting
- A piece of foam core board to use as a paper support—this saves the table and gives your paper extra stability when it’s wet
- a small spray bottle to spray paint with
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/
Bring Your Own Materials
Location: Silverton Art Center Classroom