Glenn Blue, PWS Watercolorist
Glenn grew up in a family of artists in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The son of art teachers, he learned his skills at an early age, he was selling paintings professionally as a teenager. Under the tutelage of Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet, Nita Engle, David Taylor , Greg Allen, Tony Couch and others he has become expert in his medium.
Glenn has taught college classes , provided lectures to artist groups and juried multiple exhibitions. His work has been shown in several galleries and he has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles.
His work captures the artistic impression and atmosphere of his subjects. His paintings are representative without being photographic.
Price $300 for 3 Days PAL members $270 You can also pay online at Art is Inn website AND join the Parkland Art League. For more information on the Parkland Art League, please visit their website at https://sites.google.com/site/parklandartleague/
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c/o Howard Ellsworth
3434 W. Highland St., Allentown PA 18104
Questions - Call Deb Haaf @ 610 533-5345
When:October 24 -26, 2019
Where:Cetronia Fire Company Social Hall 18 S. Scenic St., Allentown, PA 18104
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Other: Lunch available for purchase on site
Tuition is fully refundable up to 9/15/2019. No refunds after that date unless a substitute is available to take your place. If workshop is cancelled fees will be refunded.
Lodging: Holiday Inn Express 610 530-554 Comfort Suites 610 437-9100 Art is Inn 610 533-5345
How to get there: Flying - ABE - Lehigh Valley International Airport . Leave airport turn right and get on US 22 West. Exit in 7.5 onto PA 309 South. Exit 309 S. At the Tilghman St. East exit. Travel one block to Intersection of Tilghman and Parkway Blvd.. Turn right at the light onto Parkway Blvd. At next traffic Light Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto S. Scenic St.
Materials List for Glenn E. Blue
The below list of items you will want to have for this class. Although it is not mandatory to have these items, they will be very beneficial to your success in this workshop.
Gator Board or similar item. A sturdy board to attached your watercolor paper to. The more 3-5 boards needed. A board is a must.
Paper: Aches 140 to 300 pound cold press or rough press finish.
I believe the most important material in watercolors is good paper. Several sheets of Aches watercolor paper. We will use 1/4 sheets to half size sheets. For successful paintings your paper matters , even when practicing.
Do try to get some of these good quality papers, it does make a difference! Arches watercolor blocks are an alternative if you can’t get Arches sheets. Cheap Canson, Waterford and similar tablets are not helpful.
Brushes: Get some big mops #24 or bigger (such as 1/2"to 1 1/2") and rounds at least a #10 to#14 round and larger. Always try to use the biggest brush possible.
A Hake brush is also helpful (large flat with soft bristles).
Small detail or rigger brush.
Cheap little brushes are a stumbling block for any artist!
Paint: Brands are not too important, but should not be student grade pigments. Also color really is not terribly important. You need as least Red, Yellow, blue and a dark.
If you can, try to have: ULTRAMARINE, COBALT BLUE, BURNT SIENNA, RED (not a rose color),YELLOW OCHRE and a CAD YELLOW. I also like to use COBALT TURQUOISE, SEPIA, CERULEAN BLUE and ANTWERP BLUE. But if you do not want to spend the money, just bring what you have.
Soft pencil. I prefer mechanical pencils of 9mm. no harder than HB, a B, 2B works well.
Masking fluid and the rubber pick-up, an old cheap brush can be used for this.