ABOUT THE EVENT
Zoom Paint Night | Thomas Hart Benton
Learn the method of painting with egg tempera used by Thomas Hart Benton in The Arts of Life in America murals. A brief history of the egg tempera will be presented followed by a step-by-step demonstration of the technique. The workshop will be led by artist and NBMAA docent, Mona Cappuccio
We will be using a basic palette using water color tube paints.
- If you are a watercolorist and already have tube watercolor paints in any brand, the following are colors we will be using: New Gamboge or a lemon yellow; Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson; French ultramarine or Cerulean blue; Burnt Siena (optional); Sap Green Raw; Sienna White
- If you are new to watercolor, Micheal’s offers a 12 piece watercolor set (item no. 10125734) for $5.99 not including their usual 20% coupon
- Brushes- No 6 and No 10 rounds
- Painting Surface
- If you are able there will be 4x4” sanded gesso heavy water color paper surfaces available at the museum Front Desk, or a 4x4” gesso board that you can gesso and sand yourself or a pre gesso board purchased (Ampersand gessobord) at an art store.
- 1 fresh (non broken) egg--the fresher the better--ideally, a farm fresh egg would be best. Do not crack open until class.
- Paper towels 5 or 6 pieces
- A small shallow container for the water/egg mixture that we will mix together.
- A small container of water that will be used to pour.
- A medium container filled with water to rinse the brushes. A plastic or ceramic plate or palette that can be used to mix the paint.
- Please draw your cup lightly on the surface you will be painting prior to our meeting.