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Summer Session Art Date 6: Paint your Picnic

Seurat-Pic0001.jpg_4As our Summer Session comes to a close we thought we would encourage you and your sketchbook to go on a picnic!  Find a spot on the grass, put out a blanket (or not) and sketch your scene.  Are there some nearby Frisbee players?  Is there a beautiful view of trees or flowers from where you’re sitting? Or perhaps your lunch looks like an appetizing subject?  Whatever you choose, try to fill the entire page with your scene taking inspiration from George Seurat’s masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (no pointillism required!).   For this Art Date, we suggest using gouache paints to layer bold color in your painting.

For the next two weeks, take advantage of 40% off MSRP on M. Graham Gouache!  This paint formulation uses high concentration of pigments to create the opaque color, rather than adding white or other opacifiers, so you know that this will be intense, clean color on the palette and in your painting.

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies


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WP Weekly Workout- Week 10: Treat Yourself with (Wayne) Thiebaud

wayne-thiebaud-french-pastries We are almost done with our 12 weekly workouts!  Don’t despair…we have another series of inspirational assignments waiting in the wings for the warm weather weeks ahead.  For this week’s workout – since everyone has done such great work to this point – we think you deserve a treat!  Get inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s delicious brushwork and creamy palette in his drool worthy paintings.  Yum! Here is your chance to buy that delectable dessert at your local patisserie and paint it using gouache (if you can wait to eat it!).  Gouache has lovely blending abilities and covering capabilities and has long been used in the graphic and illustration industry.  It has an ease of use similar to watercolor, but the opacity of an acrylic. Play with it and see why it is a favorite sketching medium.

64.11_theibaud_imageprimacy_800This week at Wet Paint, you can choose from the distinctive color palette of Holbein’s Acryla Gouache for 35% off MSRP or the luscious custom Schmincke Horadam Gouache set for only $64 (MSRP retail $119)!  We recommend using a synthetic brush, like the Escoda Tame series which is soft, yet snappy, and 40% off MSRP this week only!  Bon appetite, sweeties!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies