Saturday, January 12, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Studio
Art Students League at the Art Center, 7th & Orchard
1:00 – 3:00 pm, Sue Samuelson, Local Artist, will demonstrate Oil Glaze Study
Anyone interested in joining the league is invited to attend. You may glaze along with Sue or simply watch the demonstration.
If you want to do hands-on glazing, you will need to prepare before the demonstration. To do so paint one or several small value studies (in oil or acrylic paint)-- think El Greco, in burnt sienna OR transparent red oxide and a little bit of white. Note that white titanium oil paint takes a long time to dry, especially in the winter, so allow extra time, keep it thin, and place it somewhere warm to dry. Most of your light values can be achieved using only a wipe back method.
This can be landscape, figure, abstract, pears...yup, even them! These value studies can be searched online with keywords like "en gris" (French for "in grey"), "imprimatura" (meaning underpainting) or grissaille (the Italian version). This is the style the Old Masters used.
During the demo, subsequent glazes will all be in oil, regardless of the value study/underpainting medium. Be sure the understudy isn't too dark to allow the glaze to enhance the painting. Remember that you can never lighten with a glaze, only darken, so be careful.
Transparent oils, the Archival Lean Medium and paint rags for wiping back will be provided. Feel free to come prepared to experiment and play or watch the demonstration.
Hosting art demonstrations and practicums is a part of the mission of the Grand Valley Art Students League. Membership in the League runs $40 for 12 months, which includes the ability to participate in demonstrations and to work at 12 monthly open studio sessions at the Art Center. Email for information: email@example.com.
To join the League, simply attend an Open Studio any second Saturday. Membership in the League is limited by only two factors: you must be interested in working in a creative function, of any kind and at any level, and you must either be over 18, or be sponsored by your instructor.
The League is open to all adult artists and artisans, from beginning to advanced, in all media including fiber and needle arts, 2-D and 3-D art, beadwork, digital art and many more. As GVASL member Mary Watson puts it, “Just one of the demonstrations is worth the $40 membership fee—and we have a demonstration every month. It’s so worthwhile!”
The League was launched in 2010 with a grant from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture.