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NCSFA Workshop

Linda Doll

Shadow and Light was March 2018
There was a great turn out for Linda Doll's Light and Shadow workshop. It was impressive that the students nearly finished a painting using Linda's simplified method of creating a drawing of a figure with emphasis on the shapes of light and shadows in the three hour workshop.  The focus of this workshop was seeing, understanding, and capturing sunlight, shade, and shadow. The students also explored the basic controls of abstract design and the inventive use of color since more paintings suffer from lack of design and color organization than anything else. We learned much more about drawing a figured and the design element.
Linda uses her ipad as a sketch   pad with an app called "procreate". That might be another workshop on how to utilize the ipad  and "procreate" with your artwork.

Workshop by Linda Doll
Linda Doll watercolor, "Text Talk" "Waiting for a Ferry" by Linda Doll

Linda Doll in her studio

Above left "Text Talk", Linda in her studio

The focus of this workshop will be seeing, understanding, and capturing sunlight, shade, and shadow. We will also explore the basic controls of abstract design and the inventive use of color since more paintings suffer from lack of design and color organization than anything else.
Experience Level:  All Levels

Bring with you:
PAPER SIZE: Quarter Sheet 11” x 15”  or smaller will be fine

PAINTING BOARD: one  lightweight boards. Foam Core or Cardboard isfine for this class. They should be just slightly larger than your paper. 

PAPER TYPES: I will be using D’Arches 140lb "rough" surface paper but cold press isjust fine. Again use the paper you are most comfortable with.

BRUSHES: You need only two brushes: sizes 10 or 12 with a point and a flat wash bush sizes 1 .”or 2 “.

PALETTES: Use the one you already own and like. I put my paints out in the palette several days before the trip and let them dry.  This makes for easier traveling and I do not bring any additional tubes along.

PIGMENTS:  Bring colors you already have,  

MISC.: Additional supplies you will need:
Pencil (I use a mechanical with a .5 hb or .7hb lead)
Sanford Sharpie marker "Fine" Black or Brown
Water Container & unopened Roll of Toilet Tissue

Leave the critic at home and bring the child in you to play.

Class size limited to 20

Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members

Not a Member? You are invited to join the NCSFA,
Our annual dues are very low--only $30.
and you will have access to many fantastic programs through the NCSFA as well as support the arts in San Diego

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Carmel Mountain Rec Center
NCSFA Workshop Location
with easy access off the 15 and Rancho Carmel Dr:

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center

10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128

(On Rancho Carmel Dr,Turn at the stop light
at Provencal Pl and Rancho Carmel Dr)

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10152 Rancho Carmel Dr