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OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES WITH LANCE WALKER September
Whether you are just learning to paint or if you are continuing to develop your skills Lance will cover all the basics that you will need in developing a painting practice. We will explore techniques, color theory and application, and composition; and a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still lifes, urban scenes and more. We will begin with painting from a photo in the subject of your choice or you may continue with any unfinished painting you may have. Lance will meet you where you are and tailor his lessons individually to you. This class meets in Lance's Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
Easel, 14×18 canvas pad or roll (stretched canvases or panels unnecessary), Board to mount canvas, tape or tacks.
Oils: ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium yellow light, burnt sienna, greenish umber, titanium white, alkyd white.
Oil brushes: large, medium, small and detail
Odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol) by Gamblin preferred.
Lance’s journey. Lance Walker is primarily a self-taught artist who resides on Cape Cod. He focuses mainly on landscape and maritime subjects.
He completes most of his studio work from plein air studies, his imagination and his experience. Understanding the necessity of painting from life, he paints outdoors to gain what he calls “visual understanding” and “color notes”. He says “early in my plein air experience, I was overly concerned with completing a painting. Now, I simply gather information.”
Lance’s inspiration comes from the Hudson River School artists. He travels throughout New England and America to paint the places they painted, like the Oxbow, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, to better understand the landscape painting experience.
Lance gives demonstrations to various art associations, teaches the plein air experience to artist and contributes to various charities. He has participated in exhibitions at the Copley in Boston, The Cahoon Museum and a solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Art Association.
His work can be seen at “Art of the Sea Galleries” in South Thomaston, Maine and “Lance Walker Fine Art” in Dennis, Massachusetts.
Lance Walker has been a faithful member of the team at Cape Cod Picture Framing & Restoration in Dennis, MA, working as a design specialist. Inside this unique frame shop, Lance and his artwork can be found.
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