Copyright © Frederic Retornaz James 2019. All rights reserved.

Workshop 2019
 
Frédéric has traveled the world sharing his technique with artists
of all ages and all experiences.
To ensure a place in one of his next workshops :
Florence, Italy
 
 
fredretornaz@gmail.com


 
Using traditional and non-traditional painting techniques,


Frederic will instruct painters on how to use photographs


to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photo, not just the imitation

The emphasis is on applying the paint and how to prepare the surface

Focusing on the brush strokes released and maintaining accurate color relationships

Students will reach structural volumes by focusing on the relationship between


all parts of the image with an organized palette

Deciding when and how to invent and experiment is a crucial part of the process

Students will be invited to look in more detail at the painting than the photographic reference

We will explore ways to involve details without exaggerating,


and what level of finish works best for painting especially

The painting will develop through indirect layers of opaque and transparent layers


to obtain the delicate nuances of the flesh and other surfaces

The end result can be a painting that captures the essence of a subject


and the intimacy of human contact that transcends a smooth, photo-realistic image

There are a variety of results ranging from abstraction / improvisation to a more illusionistic representation

All will be discussed and the challenges and benefits of each will be explored.

fredretornaz@gmail.com
Online critics: $150
NY
New York Academie of Art 
November 13 - 21

Overview of the internship program

 

OBJECTIVES

 

The training aims to give the means

to any painter to master

the basic skills of his profession,

so as to be better able to develop his artistic talents.

CONTENT

Choice of supports for oil painting

The canvas stretched on chassis

The parquet wood panel

The plywood panel

The plywood panel mounted

Cardboard and isorel

The paper

Skin glue manufacture and uses

Casein

Vinyl and acrylic dispersions

 

The realization of a structured fund

The coating

Functions of the plaster

Coating with skin glue

Casein coating

Vinyl and acrylic coatings

Fatty coatings

Mixed sizing / coating combinations

Pigments and fillers for coatings

The drawing

Dry techniques

Making a cardboard and a bold layer

Fixing the drawing

Resumption with diluted ink

Fixation by aqueous spray

Bonding to the bonding binder

Resumption of cooked oil

The Prints

Old preparations

The pigment grinding binder

Blossom and safflower oil

Commercial oils and

cold pressed oils

The degumming of oils

Emulsion grinding

Grinding of pigments

Pigment mixtures to avoid:

update of recommendations

Procedure

Mediums

Historical

The composition of thixotropic mediums

Historical

Composition

Black oil

Putty varnish

The Maroger medium

The Venetian medium

The rule of fat on lean and problematic

 

Mixed technique

Skip the rule of fat on lean

Change the behavior of the dough by adding water

Emulsions

Emulsions water in oil and oil in water

Emulsion with skin glue

Casein emulsion

Emulsion with egg

Fatty mediums and emulsions

The final varnishes

Functions of the final varnish

Natural resin varnish

Varnish with synthetic resins

Download

Books

 

Useful links
 

THE PALETTE :
Titanium White Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/oGV5g1
Pale Ocher Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/y1p23n
Light red Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/FgcDM8
Cadmium red Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/qpK8uC
Alizarin Crimson Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/xuwQBF
Carmine Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/XE8Sje
Indian Red Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/j9TnjT
Schmincke Mussini brown rose: https://goo.gl/v9RHof
Burnt Shadow Earth Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/6QDBdh
Old Holland Ultramarine Blue: https://goo.gl/9KfQPb
Prussian blue Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/bxcLEN
Ivory black Winsor and Newton: https://goo.gl/KGcv58

 

Wax paper: https://goo.gl/DMNHkN

 

Gesso Acrylic gold: https://goo.gl/8QJdiB

 

 

NITRAM CHARCOAL :

B: https://goo.gl/UELtfz

HB: https://goo.gl/ZUXvHx

H: https://goo.gl/5DRuRh

Extra sweet: https://goo.gl/7ir5s6

Baton: https://goo.gl/iG6AVR

Sharpening block with refills: https://goo.gl/iKsVh8

Eraser of bread: https://passagecloute.com/

 

 

VIDEO, HARDWARE, LIGHTING AND OTHER LINKS :

Camera: https://goo.gl/8wut2N

Canon Lens: https://goo.gl/rVZQx1

Sigma lens for Canon: https://goo.gl/6iQ6CB

Micro: https://goo.gl/QEp4ya

Tripod: https://goo.gl/LbyX7u

JOBI stabilizer gorilla pod: https://goo.gl/ULcRFm

Lights: https://goo.gl/rRsqGR

Bulbs: https://goo.gl/A4d95P

 

PIGMENTS, OILS AND VARNISHES :

https://www.kremer-pigmente.com/fr

 

 

SHOPS PARIS BEAUX-ARTS :

The best in France in Arceuil: http://www.marinbeauxarts.com/en/

Sennelier 6th, 7th, 14th: http://www.sennelier.fr/

Charvin oil painting: https://www.charvin-arts.com/

At Nation: https://passagecloute.com

Gaerstaecker 11th and 13th: https://www.geant-beaux-arts.fr/

Phuong Workshop 20th: https://www.atelierphuong.com/

 

ARTISTIC FRAMING :

Ateliers Garniers: https://www.ateliergarnier.fr/

 

 

SPECIAL PRODUCTS AND DORURE:

Products of yesteryear: https://www.produits-dantan.com/

Hmb BDA: http://www.hmb-bda.fr/

Laverdure: https://www.laverdure.fr/

Degami: https://www.degami.fr/en/

PAINTING IN BUILDING AND NOVACLINE :

Painting of paris: https://www.peinturesdeparis.com/

Decors Plus: http://www.decorplus.fr/

SCULPTURE :

POLYESTER 93: http://www.polyester93.com/

ESPRIT COMPOSITES: https://espritcomposite.com/

 

BOMBS OF PAINTING :

Polymex International: https://www.polymexint.com/

Generation 400mL: http://generation400ml.fr/

Maquis-art: https://www.maquis-art.com/

DIY :

Batkor Bobigny: http://www.batkor.com/

Scotchs at Ribbons of Normandy: http://www.rubanor.com/

MOLDINGS AND TURNING :

Ets Michelet: https://www.lamaisonduparquet.com/michelet

Guimier: https://www.guimier.fr/

American Wick and Royal Forge: https://www.meche-americaine.fr/

AIRBRUSHES AND COMPRESSORS :

Airbrush Services: https://www.aerographes-services.com/

OPTICS :

Binoculars - Close Focusing Pentax - 62215 - Pentax 62215 6.5 X 21mm Papilio
 

DRAWING SUPPLIES :
Grey Drawing Paper - Canford 20.5 X 30.5 Gun Metal Grey
Pan Pastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel, Black
Soft Knife with 5 Covers, Pointed, No.4
2H Extra Hard Charcoal Pencils, Box of 12
2B Medium Charcoal Pencils Box Of 12
White Charcoal Pencils - Box of 12
Paper Mate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick (SN64801)
Pencil Lengthener, Regular Beechwood. Finetec
Blending Stumps And Tortillions Set

 

BRUSHES :
Isabey Brush Series 6227Z Kolinsky Round 2
Raphaël Kevrin Mongoose Brush Filbert 12

 

PAINTING MEDIUMS :
Winsor & Newton Liquin Original Medium 250ml (3239751)
M. Graham 4-Ounce Walnut/Alkyd Medium
W&N Liquin Oleopasto Alkyd Medium 200Ml

 

SURFACE AND SURFACE PREPARATION :
Dibond Panel -  Aluminum Sign Board, Black, 18" W x 24" L, 0.125" Thick
Loew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-Inch
Liquitex Professional Neutral Gray Gesso Surface Prep Medium, 8-oz
Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 2.5 Ounce
Soft 'n Style Clear Spray Bottle / 16 oz. (8031)

 

PAINTING CLEANING SUPPLIES :
The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver 1 Oz.
Martin/ F. Weber Weber 15.9-Ounce Odorless Turpenoid
Denatured Alcohol, Gallon

 

STUDIO LIGHTING :
T8 Fluorescent Ceiling Fixture - 4-Foot 4-Light T8 Fluorescent Ceiling Fixture, White
Daylight Corrected Fluorescent Bulbs - Philips 209056 F32T8/TL950 Straight T8

 

HELPFUL TOOLS :
Curved Burnisher Bezel Setting Stone Set Tool 2 1/2"
ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, Multi-Use, .94-Inch by 60-Yard
Stainless Steel Painting Knife Style 29T (2-1/8" Blade)

 

TRAVEL SUPPLIES :
Flex Travel Tripod Easel - Guerrilla Painter Guerrilla No.17 l
Steel Italian Field Easel- Black

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