Secrets To Painting Edges
Join ARC Living Master Artist Tina Garrett for this 3 day comprehensive study of edge and mark making. Students will learn the roll edges play in composition, how to create and use edge variety, understanding how values and color effect edges and learn the power of lost edges. Learn how to use paint brushes and other tools to maximize texture, and the final surface quality of your work —creating works that breath!
Tina will share the practical methods she uses in her award-winning paintings to help you make the artwork you dream of painting.
Being highly skilled as a Contemporary Representational artist, Tina has earned recognition as an Art Renewal Center Living Master, (ARCLM) and holds a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. From 2017 to 2021 Tina was a proud State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America and she is honored to be a mentor for the PSoA Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program.
Tina holds an Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communication from the Colorado Institute of Art Denver. She has studied intently in the Selective Start Method described in Alla Prima by Living Master Artist and author Richard Schmid, and was inducted as a Putney Painter in 2020. Tina studied in workshops and/or in private lessons with Romel de la Torre, Casey Baugh, Aaron Westerberg, Jeremy Lipking, Dennis Perrin, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic, Kathy Anderson and Daniel Keys.
Tina has created a growing family of private collectors and commissioned clients in the U.S., U.K., Netherlands and Mexico.
Tina’s Suggested Supply List
Three smooth textured canvas made for portrait painting or an equivalent oil or lead primed substrate canvas will be the most supportive for your art. If ordering from America, a double primed linen portrait quality linen canvas from RayMar Art is perfect. Another affordable option that is great for learning is Jerrysartarama Oil Primed Linen Panels, canvas or canvas linen paper made by Centurion Deluxe.
The size of the canvas is not critical, but we are aiming for a typical head and shoulders portrait so nothing extremely small or large. 12×16 to 16×20 is great. Absolutely avoid acrylic and gesso primed canvases.
Tina Garrett’s Brush Set is available through Rosemary & Co. Brushes of England.
The complete set costs about $100 and in the web shop, you can remove brushes you may already have or add to the quantity of those you’d like to buy more of. Order early with a delivery to the school if permitted, they can take a few weeks to get to the U.S.
Gamblin, Winsor & Newton, and Rembrandt are three brands that are reliable and affordable. (Avoid student grade paints, because it is poor quality).
BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF COLOURS:
Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
Ultramarine Blue Deep (Rembrandt)
Kings Blue (Rembrandt)
Violet Gray (Old Holland)
Phthalo Turquoise (Gamblin)
Cadmium Orange Deep (Gamblin)
Cadmium Yellow Deep (Winsor & Newton)
Cadmium Red Medium (Gamblin)
Quinacridone Magenta (Winsor & Newton)
Green Gold (Gamblin)
Permanent Mauve (Winsor & Newton)
Yellow Ochre (Utrecht)
Transparent Oxide Yellow (Rembrandt)
Winsor Yellow (Winsor & Newton)
Indian Yellow (Winsor & Newton)
Indian Yellow Deep (Winsor & Newton)
Ivory Black (Gamblin)
Titanium White (Gamblin)
Odor free solvent and solvent jar. NO TURPENTINE. (I use Gamsol by Gamblin)
Paper Towels (I use Scott Blue Shop Towels)
Unconventional painting tools
Grey Kneaded Eraser usually used for charcoal
Variety of sea sponges
M Graham brand Walnut Oil
A plastic grocery sack or trash bag for your trash
Palette knife/small Diamond shaped head (no plastic, metal with wood handle is best)
Palette: You will struggle if your mixing surface is too small.
I use my Edge Pro Gear PaintBook and have attached a coupon below.
Any large, preferably glass, palette is great. There are many glass palette options, cutting boards, 1/4 replacement glass, glass palettes by New Wave.
Do not use picture frame glass because it is brittle and dangerous. If you have a glass palette, a flat razor blade will be helpful for palette clean up.
Please have a device, such as a smartphone or ipad
I will provide images or you can use your own references digitally on your device or prints
“I loooooved this workshop! It helped
– ANASTASIYA C, TEXAS
“The most informative workshop I’ve been to. You’re the most ‘giving you all I’ve got’ artist/teacher I’ve known — and your honesty is a virtue that is so important to me! I have been in a painting slump for a few months and much of what you said really encouraged me, now I’m very inspired and motivated to go home and DO THE WORK!”
– DEBI M, INDIANA
“I can’t express how wonderful it is to have an artist who is so capable of simplifying techniques into an understandable format. You are an amazing artist and an incredible teacher. I learned so much! Thank you Tina!”
– TERRI H, KANSAS