Paint the Marsh and Clouds - 07/08/2021
Paint the Marsh and Clouds
Instructor: Kirk McBride
Date and Time: Thursday, July 8th - 10 am to 1 pm (students may stay a bit longer if they need more time to finish)
Location: CCA at 6309 Church St, Chincoteague
Price: $35 (students bring their own supplies)
Class Size Limit: 10
Student Age: 18 and up
Description: Kirk will lead you through the process of creating a marsh and cloud painting from the photograph shown here (click the second image on this page). You will work step by step through the process of creating a painting from this photograph. This includes creating a composition, simplifying and laying out your design, mixing paints, and brushwork to create your own work of art. Students may work in oils, water soluble oils or acrylics. Please bring your own supplies as listed below:
- Canvas panel - 9x12 to 11x14, or 12x16.
- Flat and/or filbert brushes, sizes 2, 4, and 6.
- Paint colors: Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue or Cerulean blue, Indian Yellow, Hansa yellow, Cadmium Red light, Alizarin Crimson, Van Dyke Brown, Sap Green.
- Paper Towels.
- A plein air easel if you like. There will be some easels at CCA for your use.
About the Instructor:
Kirk McBride (b.1952) developed an interest in American painting as a young man when he first saw the work of Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer. The images they painted depicted life in our country during their times and led him to make paintings of people, places and moments that he experiences today. Exposure to the work of masterful painters, Emile Gruppe, Edgar Payne, N.C. Wyeth and Frederick Mulhaupt inspired Kirk to develop a style of reduced realism in his oil paintings that emphasizes the masses, light and mood more than the details. He has studied with modem day American masters, Ken Auster. Kim English and Randall Sexton.
Please note our Covid-19 protocols to keep you safe! Students - bring and wear a mask during the class. Students will be at their own table with a minimum of six feet between them. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
Register for this class using the BUTTON below. Confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide (please make sure it is correct). Print or save the confirmation email for your records. No refunds within two weeks of class date. Questions? Send us an email.