Everyday Painting, with Lisa Daria Kennedy

Everyday Painting, with Lisa Daria Kennedy

Wednesday –Friday, August 16–18

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuition: Member $300 Non-member $330

Lisa marks each day with a painting, 2528 days and counting!  Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills.  I will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth.

The small, intimate paintings of ordinary subjects create a structural framework of self-preservation. Each of these daily exercises is a vital component of the project’s ongoing, infinite progression.

This three-day workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques I use to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint, students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated.

The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making and personal voice. Lastly we will discuss practical strategies to painting every day (or almost every day).

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Materials list:

Need materials?  Painting kits available in oil and acrylic mediums for an additional fee of 50$ for this class.    

To reserve your rental kit and any other inquiries please contact rosemary@nantucketarts.org

Paints: Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Colors  For oil painters use equivalent.

    All demos are done in acrylic, but oil painters are welcome -

  • Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent
  • Cadmium Red Medium or Napthol Red (cad red is often on backorder) Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Phthalo blue (green shade)
  • Ultramarine Blue (green shade)
  • Titanium White
  • Optional color (great for pinks) - Quinacridone Magenta

Painting Surfaces

Masonite/Hardboard Panels, qty 10 - 6”x6” masonite boards/hardboard Dura-Lar - Matte Film - 1 25 sheet 9x12" pad

 Brushes

Brush sizes change depending on brand, these below are a good size for loose, ex- pressive marks. They are also economical brushes that have a good shelf life and
work well with acrylic and oil. http://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-long-handle-university-brushes/? clickTracking=true2 Windsor and Newton University Bright #8 Series 237 -

1 Windsor and Newton University Bright #12 Series 237 -

Misc

  • Paper towels
  • Spray bottle for water - a travel hairspray bottle for a fine mist is recommended Disposable palette
  • Spot light (clip on, from hardware store is fine)
  • Light Bulb - Sylvania, Halogen - 50 Watt Spot can be purchased at Stop and Shop - makes a bright, clean light - *it is very important to have a strong light source 
  • Empty container for water to wash brushes in - anything will do - 
  • View Catcher
  • For students workin in oil paints a container for Gamsol

Still life objects - fruit, vegetables, vessels, fabric - we are painting small panels, so make sure objects/vases are on the smaller size - small jars like honey, mustard, etc. work great.

Recommended Oil Brands
Utrect Store Brand, Dick Blick, Williamsburg, (stay away from student grade) Oil Medium

1/3 Linseed, 1/3 OMS, 1/3 Stand

Please only use Gamsol by Gamblin 
Also not allowed in class Liquin, Damar Varnish, Galkyd or Japan Dryer for the same reason. 

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy

Having cancer as a young adult, I discovered living is not just surviving. I want to embrace each day, no matter how typical, so without excuse or hesitation, I begin each day by painting.

The on-going nature of my practice leaves me rooting for the next day, while the parameters of my work keep me focused on the simplicities of my immediate surroundings. The small, intimate paintings of ordinary subjects create a structural framework of self-preservation. Each of these daily exercises is a vital component of the project’s ongoing, infinite progression. 

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Visual Arts Center

24 Amelia Drive
Telephone: 508 228 0722
Fax: 508 228 9700

CECELIA JOYCE & SEWARD JOHNSON GALLERY

19 Washington Street
Telephone: 508 228 0294
Fax: 508 228 9700

Mailing Address:

Artists Association of Nantucket
P.O. Box 1104, Nantucket MA 02554