Sprafkin --ONLINE Adventures in Acrylic
Landscape Painting in Acrylic: ONLINE
Begin your adventure in acrylics via Zoom. Learn about color mixing, atmospheric perspective, and the four primary values of the landscape —weekly demonstrations with live Q&A. Students can work from provided references or their own. Homework encouraged. Email assistance provided throughout the course. Beginner-Intermediate.
Edward Sprafkin has been teaching drawing and painting professionally for the past twelve years. His focus is landscape painting on location called, “Plein Air Painting” which he finds both exhilarating and rejuvenating. When the weather does not permit he can be found hard at work in his art studio. Artist’s website: https://sprafkinart.com/
( Non Sun City West Residents are required to pay a $20 guest fee)
Edward Sprafkin - Landscape Painting Fundamentals in Acrylic - Supply List
Recommended Artist Quality Heavy Body Acrylic Paints:
Utrecht Artist Acrylic Colors, Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, or Golden Artist
Colors. Please don’t use student grade paints.
❏ Titanium White
❏ Cad Yellow Light -or- Cad Yellow Medium
❏ Yellow Ocher/Oxide
❏ Cad Red Light -or- Naphthol Red Light
❏ Alizarin Crimson Hue Perm.
❏ Ultramarine Blue
❏ Phthalo Blue
Palette: Masterson Stay-Wet Palette System: w/sponge and palette paper insert. (One of the
following options - Handy Palette with white lid, Painters Pal with a yellow lid, or the 12x16 with
a blue lid.)
Spray Bottle: For misting the paints to prevent them drying too quickly.
Acrylic primed painting surfaces: (Canvas pads or acrylic paper will be the most economical
for practicing techniques in this course.)
Fredrix or Blick Studio 9x12 Canvas Pad
Strathmore Acrylic Paper Pad 9x12
Fredrix Hand Turned Canvas Panels 8x10 or 9x12 (Box of 12)
Pro-Tones All Media Canvas Panels 8x10 or 9x12 (Box of 12)
Paper Binder Clips to prevent Acrylic or Canvas pad from curling or shifting during painting.
Brushes: (Note: Have at least one 1” wide brush. Liquitex “Freestyle,” Silver “Bristlon,”
Princeton “Summit,” or Robert Simmons “Titanium” are all great brush brands.)
Long Handle Flat Synthetic.Various sizes # 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12.
Synthetic Liner - #0 “Simply Simmons”
Palette knife: diamond-shaped, 1.5” - 2” in length.
Brush washer: large empty yogurt container.
Paper towels or rags