2021/2022

Landscapes – 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29
For our landscape class, I’m attaching a reference photo along with a line drawing of that photo. You can use this reference photo or one of your own choice. Just important that if you use one of your own that it contain the following elements: #1. A Mountains in the distance (background) #2. Pine trees. #3. Fog or mist. #4. Lake or stream. These elements are important as we’ll be covering techniques for how to paint them.  

If you do chose to use the reference photo I’m providing but maybe you’re not as confident in your drawing skills as you’d like, you can use the attached line drawing and transfer to your canvas. Following is instructions of how to do that: You can print out the line drawing at the size you desire for your painting, place transfer paper (also called graphite paper, available at Michael’s) underneath it with the dark grey side against the canvas and then draw over the line drawing with a hard pencil or pen. Make sure everything is taped in place firmly. It will transfer the drawing to the canvas. Most of you probably can’t print larger than 11″ x 14″ so just make sure you plan your canvas size to accommodate the print size. Based upon your canvas dimensions, you may need to add more or less sky or field. I’ve added more sky.

Landscape Reference Photo

Landscape Line Drawing

Wildlife – 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10

For our wildlife class, I’m attaching a reference photo along with a line drawing of that photo. You can use this reference photo or one of your own choice. Just important that if you use one of your own that it be some sort of fur bearing animal. 

If you do chose to use the reference photo I’m providing but maybe you’re not as confident in your drawing skills as you’d like, you can use the attached line drawing and transfer to your canvas. Following is instructions of how to do that: You can print out the line drawing at the size you desire for your painting, place transfer paper (also called graphite paper, available at Michael’s) underneath it with the dark grey side against the canvas and then draw over the line drawing with a hard pencil or pen. Make sure everything is taped in place firmly. It will transfer the drawing to the canvas. Most of you probably can’t print larger than 11″ x 14″ so just make sure you plan your canvas size to accommodate the print size. Based upon your canvas dimensions, you may need to add more or less sky or ground. 

Wildlife Reference Photo

Wildlife Line Drawing



Still life – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

For our still life class, I’m attaching a reference photo along with a line drawing of that photo. You can use this reference photo or one of your own choice. Just important that if you use one of your own that it have a strong light source as in this photo and ideally, reflected light as you see here in the bowl and vase.

If you do chose to use the reference photo I’m providing but maybe you’re not as confident in your drawing skills as you’d like, you can use the attached line drawing and transfer to your canvas. Following is instructions of how to do that: You can print out the line drawing at the size you desire for your painting, place transfer paper (also called graphite paper, available at Michael’s) underneath it with the dark grey side against the canvas and then draw over the line drawing with a hard pencil or pen. Make sure everything is taped in place firmly. It will transfer the drawing to the canvas. Most of you probably can’t print larger than 11″ x 14″ so just make sure you plan your canvas size to accommodate the print size.  Based upon your canvas dimensions, you may need to add more or less background.

Still Life reference photo

Still Life drawing

Flowers – 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Flower Directions

Flower reference photo

Flower drawing

Unexpected Color – 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

For our Unexpected Color class, I’m attaching a reference photo along with a line drawing of that photo. For this class I’m providing the reference photo in grayscale because I don’t want the natural colors to influence the colors we choose to use in our painting. You can use this reference photo or one of your own choice. Just important that if you use one of your own be sure it’s an animal or pet that isn’t extremely dark as the darkness will obscure details. Also, please remember to purchase just one more color: Any kind of purple but “brilliant purple” is ideal.

If you do chose to use the reference photo I’m providing but maybe you’re not as confident in your drawing skills as you’d like, you can use the line drawing and transfer to your canvas. Following is instructions of how to do that: You can print out the line drawing at the size you desire for your painting, place transfer paper (also called graphite paper, available at Michael’s) underneath it with the dark grey side against the canvas and then draw over the line drawing with a hard pencil or pen. Make sure everything is taped in place firmly. It will transfer the drawing to the canvas. Most of you probably can’t print larger than 11″ x 14″ so just make sure you plan your canvas size to accommodate the print size. 

Drawing Gray Scale

Sketch

Video

2021

Landscapes – 2/1, 2/8, 2/15

Wildlife – 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

Still Life – 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 (no class 3/29)

Flowers – 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24 (no class 5/17)

Abstract – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

2020

Landscapes – 8/31, 9/14, 9/21


Wildlife – 10/5, 10/12, 10/19

https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Wildlife-reference-photo.jpg

Still Life – 10/26, 11/2, 11/9

Flowers – 11/16, 11/23, 11/30


Abstract – 12/7, 12/14, 12/21