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How to Paint Tuscany Balcony with Flowers

Ginger brings color and life to a balcony in Tuscany during this live YouTube session. You will find reference photos of the final image that can be used for traceables.

You will find three different reference photos that will make you job that must easier to paint this masterpiece. Ginger will show you how to apply Posca Pens to the balcony in the painting.

Tutorial

Tuscany Balcony with Flowers - Final Image

YouTube Lesson
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna

Palette knife for mixing paint
White Posca Pen (Learn more on Amazon: https://www.gingercooklive.gallery/posca-pens)
3/8" Angle Brush
Artist Tape
8" x 10" Canvas
Chaulk

 

Renoir’s Nude Bathing

This painting is dealing with the human form through the original works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir...this painting "Rear View of a Nude Woman" was done in 1879.

NOTE: Please realize that this considered a classic work of art by Renoir and it's with this in mind that you can learn from this the way to figurative painting.

Tutorial

Renoir's Bathing Nude Final Image

Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna

Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
9" x 12" Canvas
Chaulk

 

Twin Falls in the Autumn

"Twin Falls in Autumn" - Exploding bursts of reds, yellows, oranges, and bright greens reflect the color of the autumn trees in the water.

NOTE: We are working on a new layout and method for viewing and finding lessons. Thank you for you patience and if you have any comments about the changes, please let us know.

Tutorial

Twin Falls in the Autumn - YouTube Lesson

Full Uncut
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed: (not updated yet)

  • Titanium White
  • Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Southern Ocean Blue (Matisse) OR combine Phthalo Green, Titanium White and Phthalo Blue (Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Phthalo Green (Blue Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Napthol Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Designer Magenta
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Umber

Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush (worn out would be better)
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
Artist Tape
10" x 10" Canvas
Chaulk

 

Old Prospector’s Mill

In this lesson, "Old Prospector's Mill", Ginger brings you a touch of autumn in this painting of a mill next to a passing stream.

NOTE: We are working on a new layout and method for viewing and finding lessons. Thank you for you patience and if you have any comments about the changes, please let us know.

Tutorial

Old Prospector's Mill Final Image

Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Napthol Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Designer Magenta
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber

Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Filbert Brush
#10 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
12" x 16" Canvas
Chaulk

 

Venice Canal Reflections – Chapter 1

In this lesson, "Venice Canal Reflections", Ginger shows you how to use the standard palette of colors to create this three-dimensional acrylic painting that will even challenge the most seasoned artists.

This is Chapter 1 of 2.

You can reach Chapter 2 here.

Tutorial

Venice Canal Reflections Final Image

Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Napthol Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna

Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush (worn out would be better)
#4 Bright Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
12" x 16" Canvas
Artist Tape
Chalk

 

Pops Store and Gas Station

How to paint rusted tin siding and old metal gas pumps. To easily paint this old service station that still functions today.

You will learn a different way of applying the underpainting and how to blend the paints.

Tutorial

Pop's Store and Gas Station - Final Image

Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Napthol Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna

Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
Artist Tape
8" x 10" Canvas
Chaulk

 

Monet Inspired Lily Pond – Palette Knife Study

The "Monet Inspired Lily Pond with Palette Knives" lesson will be a challenge to paint but will be well worth it for your portfolio of artwork. Ginger will take you step by step and she will show how to layer the different colors to create this palette knife masterpiece.

Take your time with this lesson and you will be very pleased with your efforts. Remember that it will take longer to try because of the thickness of the paint and gels being used. Don't forget to take advantage of Ginger's Personal Art Coaching while you work on this painting.

Tutorial

Monet Inspired Lily Pond with Palette Knives Final Image

Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Napthol Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna

Palette knife
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
10" x 20" Canvas
Chaulk

 

Falling Water – How to paint a Cascading Waterfall

This is the first lesson in the Master Class to watch. In this lesson...
we go over the basic principals of painting ocean waves, sand, and getting a good wave color mix.

Take your time while working on this painting so you will learn some of the basic brush strokes and techniques to complete this tutorial.

Tutorial

Falling Water

Part 1
Resources / Traceables

Supplies Needed:

  • Titanium White
  • Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
  • Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Napthol Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna

Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
Artist Tape
8" x 10" Canvas
Chaulk