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  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
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PAINTING LANDSCAPES WITH LIGHT AND COLOR with Katriel Srebnik  Traditional through Impressionist concepts, principles and techniques are applied to landscape painting: composing the pictorial space, depth and perspective, dramatizing the scene using light and atmosphere; selecting and mixing colors on the palette and the canvas; expressing the subject in a painterly manner; and helpful studio tips.

Artists of all levels are welcome, from beginner to professional. After the demonstration, the instructor will work with students individually. The demonstration will be in oil. Artists are welcome to work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or gouache. TUITION: $150 MEM / $175 NON-MEM

Supply List:

Photo Guidelines:
Select 1 color photograph. Students are encouraged to email their reference photo(s) of people or portraits in advance for advice regarding whether it would translate well into a painting, and if any adjustments are needed before printing. What looks good as a photograph does not always translate well into paint, or needs adjusting. Email photos to:

Print out your reference photograph at the best quality and as large as possible, i.e., onto 8.5” x 11”glossy photo paper, or larger. Drawing Your Subject on the Canvas. Students may draw their subject onto their canvas in preparation for the workshop, unless they would like help doing so at the workshop.

Experienced painters are welcome to use an underpainting, grisaille or other techniques if they prefer. Drawing on the canvas can be done with paint or a draw media. Pastel pencil or pastel is preferable because it wipes off or erases somewhat, or charcoal pencil. Pencil is difficult to remove and can show through if the paint is not thick, so I do not recommend using it.

New to Painting?  Feel free to buy inexpensive paint or brush sets that approximate the supply list below so you can try out painting without undue expense, which you can find at:

Painting in a Media Other Than Oil? Please adapt the suggested supplies to your media, i.e., for watercolor, use watercolor paper instead of canvas, water instead of thinner, and drawing onto your watercolor paper with pencil instead of pastel or charcoal.

Brushes - Brush brands, shapes (flat, filbert, bright or round) and material (boar bristle, synthetic, sable, squirrel, badger, nylon, etc.) are a personal choice among painters. I generally use inexpensive long-handled boar bristle “Flat” and “Filbert” oil painting brushes, as suggested below.

1”-1 1/8” wide Flats (usually #12): 2+
1/2”-5/8” wide Flats (usually #6): 4+
1/8” Filberts (usually #1): 4+
Nylon Rigger, Script or small pointed brushes: 1-3
Please bring any other brushes that you have, too, in case you need them.

Titanium White: I recommend Winton (or other brand) Titanium White that uses safflower oil, instead of linseed oil—for whites only. Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light or similar hue, Cadmium Red Medium or similar hue, One Cool Red: i.e., Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue or Prussian Blue

Bring any other colors that you have, in case they are needed.

Painting Mediums:
ODORLESS Thinner, Thinner with odor or turpentine is not allowed in this workshop. Metal container with lid, or jar with lid for the thinner

Palette Knifes
I prefer this type: Metal, round-tipped like a butter knife, with two “L” shaped bends, for mixing on thepalette and painting.

Palettes: Grey or White Disposable 12”x16” Palette Pad, or Wooden Palette (Oil it with linseed or safflower oilbefore using); or other palette that you prefer.

Canvases: Canvas Boards, Primed Boards or Stretched Canvases, Suggested size: 12”x16” minimum to 18”x24” maximum: 1

Other:  Reference Photograph to paint from: Print out the best quality and as large as possible, i.e.,onto 8.5” x 11” glossy photo paper.

Camera or Phone: To photograph demonstrations. No video or audio recording is allowed during my classes. Cardboard to tape your reference photo to on easel: 9x12

Lots of Cotton Rags: These work better than paper towels for wiping paintings.

Masking tape, Notepad, Pen, or Device: For taking notes, Paper Towels,Wet painting carrier or pochade box, unless your easel will hold wet paintings; or set up a box/space in your car, etc.—to transport your wet paintings home.

Optional: Baby Wipes: For paint wiping off of hands; or Baby Oil, Nitrile or Latex Gloves: For wiping areas, moving paintings--to avoid getting paint on your hands, if you find them helpful. Ochre Pastel Pencil: If you prefer to draw on the canvas before painting, Pliers: For opening paint tubes that are stuck, Scissors, Cap, Visor or Broad-brimmed Hat: To shade eyes if sensitive to overhead light.

Questions?   call: Katriel Srebnik: 843-580-8488        email:

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