Bold & Beautiful Color


Title: Bold & Beautiful Color

Type of Workshop:  Oils and acrylics

Instructor: Kathleen Broaderick

Date: September 7-8, 2017

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm daily

Balance Due: August 25

Price: $250, $225 members



Kathleen is best known for her fresh, contemporary oil paintings of landscapes, florals and animals. In this workshop she will focus on how to create her clean, beautiful color with oil paints. No mud!  Students will also learn how to easily separate light from shadow and how it is integral to the process of painting.


The instructor will offer a demonstration each day and provide one-on-one painting advice to students as they work.  The subject will be birds. See Kathleen’s website for her paintings of roosters, herons, flamingos, etc., The instructor will bring reference photos.


Class time is 9am to 4 pm each day with an hour break for lunch.  Feel free to go out or bring your own lunch.   Coffee in the morning and water will be provided.  Please see class supply list.


Get ready to be bold and beautiful!



I will be demonstrating with the following palette of oil paints:


Transparent colors:

  • Winsor Violet (Dioxazine)
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Magenta
  • Transparent Red Medium (Rembrandt)
  • Transparent Oxide Orange (Rembrandt)
  • Indian Yellow (Winsor and Newton)
  • Caribbean Blue (Old Holland)


Opaque colors:

  • Titanium White
  • Cad Yellow Light or Medium
  • Cad Orange
  • Shiva Ice Blue (Richeson)


Transparent colors are important in the technique I use but feel free to use your preferred palette.  Sharing new colors with a friend in the workshop is perfectly OK.



I use ½ Gamsol with ½ refined linseed oil.


Painting surfaces:

I like a harder, slick surface to paint on.  Here are 2 choices to bring to the workshop:


1, 9 x 12 ampersand gessobord and 1, 10 x 10 ampersand gessobord.




1, 9 x 12 canvas and 1, 10 x 10 canvas.  Please add at least one additional layer of gesso if you choose canvas.  Acrylic gesso is OK. I prefer oil grounds when I use canvas. It is a little stinky and takes longer to dry but produces a slicker surface, more void of the canvas texture.  A coat of Golden, GAC 400 on the back of the canvas helps tighten the canvas too.


We will be doing one painting per day. Bring extra canvas or boards in case you finish early.



I use flats.  My favorites are from Rosemary and Co. in England,  Ivory, short flats sizes 7 & 14.  I recently have added some hog hair brushes and am awaiting the arrival of some Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes.


Other things:

  • Trash bags
  • If you are messy like me, wear disposable gloves.
  • Paper towels (I use Viva.)
  • Palette knife
  • Palette  (I use the disposable gray pads.)
  • Small sketch book
  • Odorless turpenoid or Gamsol and an empty jar.
  • Black sharpie
  • Baby wipes for cleaning hands
  • Easels will be provided by ESAC.


My favorite art books:

Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color, by Kevin Macpherson

Art Spirit, by Robert Henri

Creating Impressionist Landscapes in Oil, Colley Whisson

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards



Feel free to email me with any questions!

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.



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