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Bobbi Baldwin Workshop: Animals & Equine


ATTN: Models needed, if interested, please contact Goedickes

What will be covered in the class:  This class will cover all the aspects of animal and equine painting including basic bone and muscle structure of canine- equine- and feline, color theory, composition, backgrounds, texture, and the facial structure.  (The amount of information will be determined by the length of the workshop.)  There will be a long lecture and demonstration on the way that eyes, noses, ears, mouths, hair, and skin are to be thought about structurally. I go into great detail about the physiology and teach them to think three-dimensionally.  

The skills participants will gain:  The students will gain great confidence when they are able to hear my lecture, see my demo, and participate in the way that I teach the facial structure by feeling their own faces and the structure of the skull.  I take pleasure in reaching ALL my students through the many various learning techniques.  They will engage a different part of their minds, learning to see three dimensionally, as they paint and produce far better work.  

The activities that the participants will experience:  The participants will have the opportunity to paint their favorite animal during the workshop.  They will have my immediate feedback on the approaches they take to capture the model.  I can individually guide them as well as lead the class through the steps it takes to create a painting.  I will share my 30 plus years of experience in this field.  If this workshop takes place over a long enough period of time where the paintings can dry, I will work with glazing techniques and teach them how to really make gorgeous work by letting the layers refract the light through the pigments encased in the oils. 

Materials List:

COLORS    (These are oil paint colors.  If students want to work in any other medium, they are welcome to.  They will need to find an equivalent of the color written here.)                     

Burnt Umber

Raw Sienna                        

Indian Yellow or Lemon Yellow

Burnt Sienna

Cadmium Yellow Medium                    

Alizarin Crimson Permanent 

Permanent Rose                    

Scarlet Red or Cadmium Red Medium                         

Titanium White

French Ultramarine Blue

Viridian Green


Thick Paper Towels, or Rags    

Odorless Turpentine or Turpenoid (in a jar or metal container)

Galkyd (Gamblin)                    

Palette knife (metal - looks like a trowel)

Palette (paper pallet is best - find the waxy type. Don’t get trays with cups)

Canvases –- 18 x 24”



Various Bristle brushes (ranging from 1/4” to 1”)

Various Sable or synthetic sable flat, firm brushes, Filbert or Flat (ranging from 1/16” to 1/2”)

One Hake or Mop brush (this brush is a long haired soft, fuzzy brush - like a rabbit’s tail -- used to smooth the paint strokes.

One Liner Brush - very thin (1/16” approx.) and long (1” approx.)