Transforming your "Sketch" to a Large Painting


Transforming your "Sketch" to a Large Painting


6-Day Studio Workshop at our Marshall Studio



Marshall High Studio #202 / Marshall, NC
115 Blannahasset Island (Old High School) #202
Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Transforming your Sketch to a Large Painting

Hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (I hour break for lunch)

Cost: $750.

Sign up for both of our April workshops and pay $925.

In this class you will have the opportunity to work out a strategy for approaching a large painting successfully in the studio.
Daily lectures will take you from concept to finish while making sound, personal choices.

During our first morning we will begin with a lecture to discuss approach, materials and composition as well a take a look at some of the great paintings that have preceded us painted by some of the greatest landscape painters of the past, the "Old Masters", dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Each morning will begin with a lecture to discuss concepts relevant to the day's work ahead.

Materials List

Please bring a Notebook or Sketchbook –  which you will use for preparatory studies and compositional sketches. Also please bring 1 Large Canvas or Panel – Examples for possible sizes are: 18x24, 20x24, 24x30, 30x40
Also you can include 3 Small Panels 8x10 or 9x12 to allow yourself the option for painting a smaller composition if you choose.

Each evening you depart from the studio, you will be able to leave your gear set up for the following day's continuance. 

Reference Material for your "Large Painting" : Most preferential or optimal would be a color study from life or the field. Supplemental drawings and/or, an excellent photograph printed to be at least a size of 8x10,
or viewed on your laptop, for reference use.  If you are working from a photograph, be sure you choose one that has clear patterns of light and shadow that are interesting.

Choose an image that excites you!


White (Large Tube-200ml) Titanium or Cremitz

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red

Light Red

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Ivory Black

Raw Umber

(Please purchase Windsor and Newton or a comparable professional brand. Windsor and Newton Winton brand is a student grade oil paint and tints poorly, so please avoid purchasing Winton oil paints.)

Mediums / Solvents:
Medium is a mixture of 50/50 Coldpressed Linseed Oil to Gamsol (an odorless paint thinner) which can be found in a small bottle.

2 Palette Cup(s) preferably with screw top lids.
Palette Knife (Long Blade)


Long Bristle Flats or Filberts
Have at least 2 of every size 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Retouch Varnish – Small Bottle 2.5oz. Windsor and Newton Retouch Varnish Varnish Brush- 2”

Brush Washer: Metal Variety with a vacuum top lid for solvents

Paper Towels – (Viva) 

And that should cover everything! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or have found that I have missed something in the collecting of relevant information for you! I hope that you will join us! It will be a wonderful time for all of us in learning and making some memorable pieces that we will treasure for time very well spent! 

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Take Two of the Workshops for $950! That's a savings of $425 for a priceless amount of information ~ and you will be sure to have a wonderful time!  Though it is not a simple exercise it is profoundly rewarding!