Water Reflection & Transparencies in Oils - 2 Fridays | Marcel Desbiens Bienarté

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Water Reflection & Transparencies in Oils - 2 Fridays | Marcel Desbiens

Water Reflection & Transparencies in Oils - 2 Fridays | Marcel Desbiens

Learn an easy way to paint the impossible! You will learn to paint water reflections in 2 different methods.

Learn how you can recreate the beautiful softness of colours and tones depicting sky and trees reflections, undulations, tinted coloured water showing natural elements on the sand in shallow water.
The 2 methods are applied on 2 variations on a lake scenery to experience the application of colours with different degree of transparency. Another method will be used for special effects is the removing of paint on the second layer with special tools.

1. Acrylic undercoat and oil/alkyd as a second coat in opaque and semi-opaque first day, second day glazing transparent oil colours.
2. Colour undercoat in alkyd first day, oil colours second day.

Save yourself hours of experimentation and research by following Marcel Desbiens' quick step-by-step demonstration process and achieve instant results. Plenty of hands-on exercises will give you the opportunity to create those realistic effects with oils. You will learn to reproduce this transparency effect using a layering technique on a coloured background with the Alla Prima method.
The right choice of medium, opaque and transparent colours and brushes will make the process a breeze!

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Suitable for all skill levels!

What do I need to bring?

• Bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What is provided?

• All materials (paints, brushes, easels, etc.) provided.
• A relaxed and supportive learning environment
• Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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Course testimonials:

  • The ease at which we developed the skill, Marcel is calm and took us through the steps with the expertise of a Master artist that he is! The group we were with were all approachable and friendly - an excellent two days. Recommend this course to any level of artist.....Tony C...Brisbane
  • Marcel is a fabulous Artist and Teacher. He explains every aspect of each step including the way the paints and mediums work and how to create softness and blending of the colours to produce the effects to gain the final result. He also explains the reasons he uses the different techniques he shows us. The atmosphere in the classroom is one of friendliness, support for each other and is generally very comfortable and appealing. I highly recommend Marcel's lessons for anyone wanting a quality start to painting in oils or to those wanting to learn new techniques......Lyn Pickersgill, Walloon
  • Not only is Marcel a very talented artist but also a gifted teacher, imparting valuable knowledge about materials and techniques to encourage you to go away and paint with confidence...... Timothy Grey, Hawthorn