Paint technique - Cloud Study I
Wednesday 9/16/2020, 9:30am-Noon
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Join along with Robert as he creates cloud textures with oil painting using the indirect method. Because Robert uses and instructs using the indirect method students will need to do the preliminary simple drawing, tonal painting, and mixing color prior to class. You can do this by watching the videos in the class curriculum and paint along with Robert.
On the day of the class, we will work on the overpainting layer blocking in the colors and then with our brushwork create the textures in the clouds.
This is a live in-person class using Zoom Meeting Rooms. Robert will be working from his personal studio where he has several cameras set up to help him give you the best learning experience from the comfort of your own studio. You will be able to draw along with Robert during the class. Since it is an interactive class, you will be able to ask Robert questions at any time.
Before enrolling, please visit the Technology Needs page to make sure you have everything that is needed to participate in the online class ensuring that you have a great experience.
- Pencil or Watercolor pencil
- Fredrix 9 x 12 canvas pad
- Paint (I use Gamblin Artist Oils)
- Burnt Umber
- Ultramarine Blue
- Paynes Grey
- Cobalt Violet (or make your own violet)
- Painting medium (I use Gamblin’s stand oil)
- Linseed oil or something equivalent
- Brushes (I will be using Rosemary Brushes)
- Medium size filbert, soft hair (I use Rosemary’s #5 Eclipse long filbert)
- Medium/small filbert, soft hair (I use Rosemary’s #6 filbert)
- Small/medium pointed round, soft hair (I use Rosemary’s #4 series 8)
- Medium blending brush, soft hair (I use Habico’s Lasur #10)
- Small blending brush, soft hair (I use Habico’s Lasur #6)
- Medium flat or filbert old brush, good for scrubbing
- Palette knife
Artist and Instructor
ARC Associate Living Master
Signature Member, The Society of Animal Artists
Robert Louis Caldwell is an award-winning artist, internationally renowned for his wildlife and architectural oil paintings. His work has appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions, including the Society of Animal Artists, Art of the Animal Kingdom and Birds in Art, and is represented in the permanent collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Robert graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. and is the author of the drawing instructional book “Draw Realistic Animals, Wildlife, Pets & More.”
Read more about Robert’s instructional approach, philosophy and credentials.
Visit Robert’s website rlcaldwell.com to view examples of his drawings and paintings.