Loosen up with Oil or Acrylic Paint with Donna MacDonald

This 2 day workshop will benefit those who are trying to give their paintings a looser look. Through demo, lecture and exercises we will develop your skills of observation and brushwork. The second day will be filled with a bear paint-a-long which has proven to be very beneficial to students allowing for practice of the techniques learned. This has become a favourite part of my workshops and classes.
There will also be instruction on colour mixing, composition, use of edges, and brushwork.
The workshop is open for the beginner (with some experience) to intermediate students.

Supply List

Bring the colours that you normally paint with along with black and white. Some of the exercises will be done in black and white acrylic which I will supply.

My usual palette is: Titanium/Zinc white combo, cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson permanent, transparent oxide red (or burnt sienna), viridian, ultramarine blue. (sometimes ivory black)

If you don't have all of these colours we can work with what you have.

• 16x20 inexpensive surface such as panel, gessoed paper or canvas for exercises.
• One canvas or panel – suggested sizes – 8x10, 11x14, or 16x20.

• I use a variety of brushes; bristles, synthetics and mongoose. Your supply should include several in different sizes including large ones.
Medium for Oil
• This can be any type of medium you are accustomed to using such as walnut oil, small container to hold it. Please no smelly products such as Liquin.

Other Supplies
• Palette , disposable are fine (grey colour works well), Paper Towels, ***small mirror (very important), masking tape, and one palette knife, colour wheel
Reference photos if you’d prefer to paint from your own photos instead of the bear.