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Starry Eyed Workshop - online workshop with Stephen Lursen

Stephen Lursen abstract painting Online Workshop stephen lursen

Starry Eyed Workshop is Stephen Lursen's debut, large scale painting, video workshop. Watch, learn, and work along with him as he paints a 4' x 3' mixed media painting. He breaks each step down with wonderful explanations that clearly demonstrate every step of the process. With a total of 129 minutes (over 2 hours!) of instruction, this experience is the closest you can come to taking a full, in person workshop, with Stephen right here at Donna Downey Studios. 
Concerned about working large for the first time? Don't be! You can do it! Furthermore, this painting is completely scaleable. You can use the lessons learned in this video and create a wide range of paintings, from very small to much larger than Stephen's 4'x3' canvas. No prior painting skills are necessary!
The included collaged element (the figures PDF) are downloadable in 6 sizes to empower you to pick the right size for your canvas.
Feel free to preview the supplies list to make sure you have the necessary supplies and purchase whatever may be needed.
part 1 (10:20) - Beginning an abstract painting
part 2 (13:29) - Fun with splattering paint
part 3 (13:00) - Glazing color over color
part 4 (9:31) - A nod to the past; Vincent van Gogh
part 5 (9:59) - All that glitters and gleams
part 6 (12:11) - Simple landscaping and collage
part 7 (6:37) - Building a fire and letting it glow
part 8 (13:52) - Simple figure painting
part 9 (13:50) - Making it snuggly... painting colorful textiles
part 10 (16:43) - Making smoke signals
part 11 (9:25) - Vignettes and fireflies
Price: $55
Purchase this online workshop to download or stream at: https://howtopaint.myshopify.com/products/starry-eyed-online-workshop
Thank you!

Supply List:
Starry Eyed Workshop Supply List

With Stephen Lursen

Paint Supplies – Golden Brand fluid acrylics

·   Titanium White
·   Hansa Yellow Light
·   Quinacridone Magenta
·   Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
·   Permanent Violet Dark
·   Anthraquinone Blue
·   Paynes Gray
·   Sap Green
·   Green Gold
·   Burnt Umber Light
·   Yellow Ochre
·   Florescent Yellow (I used a craft brand but would have preferred Golden)
·   Florescent Orange (I used a craft brand but would have preferred Golden)
·   Florescent Pink (I used a craft brand but would have preferred Golden)
Medium – Golden Brand

·   Regular Gel (Matte) – Fluid would have worked well also

·   2” bulk priming/gesso paint brush (most 2” brushes will do really)
·   1” Simply Simmons brand flat brush
·   One small to medium sized round brush with a point
·   #2 Liner brush – Simply Simmons brand is what I use
Collage Supplies

·   Creative Concepts brand composition gold flakes (Any gold leaf will work)
·   Martha Stewart Craft glitter (I like extra fine glitter.  Color: “Smoky Quartz”)
·   IndigoBlu.com’s Mega-Flake in Autumn Blaze (small metallic flakes in fall colors)
Basic project needs

·   Water Basin + water
·   Paper towel or baby wipes
·   Painting Palette
·   Access to a printer for the included downloadable PDF
·   Scissors
·   4’x3’ Canvas (Or whatever size you are comfortable with)
·   Finishing sandpaper to smooth the surface of a new canvas

·   Easel

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