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Landscape and the Figure with Eli Cedrone

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Sunday, July 17, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Sunday, July 17, 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 157 Old Main Street Marshfield Hills, MA 02051
  • 11


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Each day, in this studio-based workshop, Eli will demonstrate the quick study and how to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact. She will introduce an innovative method of color mixing using a simple, four-value approach. Students will learn to see both color and value as a unit, identify them and quickly mix the desired color. With this approach, its easy to establish a pattern of light informed by the direction of the sun and to achieve unity and impact.

Day 1: Landscape 

Day one will cover the key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Students will learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before them with a simplified design and correct color relationships. 

Day 2: Figures in the Landscape

Learn to place the figure in scenes of the everyday landscape. Draw the essence, gesture and structure of the figure with simple, bold shapes. You'll quickly understand the anatomy of each pose and suggest the figure rather than render in detail. Eli will describe the planes of light on the figure by simplifying complex values to the bare minimum. You ll also learn to mix value and temperature as a unit using clean color to create the illusion of light. 

Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from Boston. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) she also studied in Florence, Italy; The Museum of Fine Arts School and The Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Cedrone has won several awards and her work has been featured in numerous art  publications. Cedrone is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. She is a popular workshop instructor and teaches worldwide.

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Photo References:

Eli will provide photo references. The first day would be a copy of a Sorolla but then you ll work from figures in sunlight. Students can also bring in their own photos as long as they have a strong light source.

Recommended Materials List:

  • Limited Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow light, Cadmium Red Light, Ivory Black, Transparent Oxide Red or Brown, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson. 
  • Optional Colors: Naples Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Orange, Cad Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Pink, Pthalo Blue.
  • Canvas: Painting panels or Ampersand gesso board. Buy a variety of standard sizes; 6x8, 8x10, 9x12
  • Brushes: Bristle brushes - flats, rounds and filberts, variety of sizes. I like Silver Brand or Rosemary long synthetic bristle filberts. Smaller brushes for detail. Isabey or Series 274 Masters Choice (mongoose) from Rosemary & Co. Very versatile for blending, washes and detail.  
  • Drawing Materials: Sketch Book 8x10 or smaller, Faber Castell graphite pencils #2900 6B, vine charcoal, black Sharpie pointed marker.
  • Mineral Spirits: Gamsol or Turpenoid odorless mineral spirits
  • Painting Medium: Winsor Newton Liquin Gel Medium or any oil medium.
  • Additional Supplies: Viva towels, brush cleaner (Murphy s Oil Soap, Turp Natural, Baby Oil) small trash bags, small containers to hold medium & spirits.
  • Carry Bag: Travel bag with wheels or backpack so you can carry all of your gear easily.
  • Portable Easel: a french easel is fine but I recommend the Strada Mini: 
  • OptionalWet Paint Carrier: Raymar or Panel Pak, Palette Saver:

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