Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

Perry Haddock SFCA

October 26, 27, 28, 2018

Hal Rogers Centre, Kamloops

$250 for FCA members.  $300 for non-members.  Priority to TNSC members. A $50 deposit will hold your spot.


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Loose and Lively Acrylics    

Kamloops TNSC Workshop      October 26,27,and 28, 2018

Perry Haddock SFCA, West Coast Ragout  Perry's demo

The primary goal of the workshop is to encourage participants to approach landscape painting with an experimental attitude and the idea that, “It’s only ten bucks worth of materials. Have some fun.” That isn’t to say that painting doesn’t require some knowledge of the principles of design and some discipline to apply them.  However, sometimes the anxiety of thinking we have to produce a “finished product” often results in tight drawing, tight brushwork, and slavish attention to photo sources.  Instead, let’s aim to challenge ourselves to “loosen up.”  Along the way, we’ll talk about composition, values, and colour as they apply to our paintings.


Participants are encouraged to bring several landscape photos as references.  The majority of the time will be spent painting, so make sure you have enough photos, canvasses, and snacks!

Day One:

1.        Introductions   

2.        Discussion of goals and hopes, and adjusting the agenda to suit if necessary.  Timelines, etc.

3.       Compositional thumbnails, value sketches, and hands-on practice.

4.       Demo #1.  Discussion as it progresses to the “glazed” stage...or further if suitable.

5.       Hands on:  Begin participants’ paintings to the glazed stage. 

From here on the day will be spent on the paintings, with the demonstration stages determined as needed.  Breaks and lunch to be determined.  Individual help.

6.       Group critique.  Unfinished or otherwise, we’ll have a look at our paintings and talk about strengths and uh....not so much...:-)

Day Two:

1.       Warm up exercise. Bring a small (11x14 or so) canvas for this.  Details to be revealed.

2.       Demo #2.  This can come either now or afterwards, depending on the wishes of the group.

3.       Back to individual paintings, either finishing from Day One, or beginning new ones.

4.       Group critiques.

Day Three:

1.       Second warm up activity  . Another 11x14 canvas or other support.

2.       Demo?  Participants can decide if it would be useful. If not, we’ll jump right in to working on individual paintings, with guided support. 

3.       Group critiques, comments, and final wrap-up.

4.       Evaluation....Did it meet your needs?

Loose and Lively Acrylics   

Perry Haddock


Supply List :



Bring whatever acrylic paints and supplies you have: an easel will help, along with your paints and brushes, palette, water containers, paper towels, crackers and cheese, etc., and at least 2 canvasses or boards in the 11x14 to 14x18 range, and a couple of small (8x10 is good) ones for exercises.


I use mostly Stevenson Brand acrylics, but any brand of professional quality will do. Don't feel you need all of these, but...


My most common tubes are: (italicized ones are transparent, and are important for the glazing process, which is integral to my process.)


Titanium white

Green gold

Indian yellow (Golden brand. Opus stopped carrying the Stevenson one.)

Yellow ochre

Cadmium yellow light

Cad yellow medium

Pthalo blue (red shade)

Cerulean blue

Pthalo Turquoise

Dioxazine violet

Transparent red iron oxide

Quinacridone burnt orange (Golden brand)

Quinacridone nickel azo gold

Quinacridone magenta

Hookers green

Cadmium red light



A small container of black gesso if you have it, any brand. Don’t buy it if you don’t already have it. You won’t need much, and I can supply it.


At least one good wide brush. 1 ½-2”


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