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David Langevin . . . Mastering acrylics - the secrets of the 'tree portraits'


Learn everything you need to know to master acrylic painting and learn how David Langevin creates his famous 'tree portraits'.  A workshop for intermediate to advanced painters. 



This workshop is designed for artists with painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolors.  Acrylic paints are relatively new and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists.  Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolors do not often yield good results when applied to acrylic paints.  This is because the physical and chemical properties of the synthetic acrylic paints are unique.  In this workshop the focus will be on learning the specific properties of acrylics and how you can use them to achieve fantastic results.  Luminosity, color intensity, and mastering the transparent and translucent techniques of glazes and veils will be emphasized.  Come prepared to take notes, ask questions, and to paint.
Here is a list of the supplies you will need:  
-Graphite pencils (4B or 5B),India Ink pens (Pigma or Faber Castel), or ‘China markers’. 
-Acrylic paints (Important: do not buy additional paints before the workshop, bring what you have)
-Acrylic Gloss Medium – not Gel medium and not Golden’s Glazing Liquid
-Large water container and rags
-paint brushes and palette
-3 painting supports, approx. 16x20 (inexpensive canvas or painting board)
-Reference material and photographs are not required.  


$250 for the two days. Call the studio @604-250-5562 or use the contact feature on the home page to book