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AND DRAWING (Drawing is essential
to representational painting)

AND DRAWING (Drawing is essential
to representational painting)

Instructor: Ferenc Besze, besze@comcast.net, http://besze.com
Duration: 10 wks
Date range: January 15 to March 18
Date(s) of the week: Wednesday
Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Quarter: Winter 2020
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106
Price: $240
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Bring your field sketches or photos from your favorite places and vacations to convert them into a work of art in an impressionistic style. This class will focus on all the important elements of picture making: techniques, perspective, design, composition, and color theory. You will cover how to create essential parts of your art piece, buildings, boats, trees, cars, figures, etc. Please bring your materials (listed below), and reference photos (landscapes, water scenes, cityscapes, etc.). We will discuss details in the first class.


  • Reference Photos — your preference or all types
    • Landscape with buildings (barns, lighthouse, farmhouse etc.)
    • Forest scenes with trails
    • Waterscape (rivers, lakes, ocean, harbor scenes)
    • Cityscape
    • Bridges
    • Figures, animals
  • Art pencils; HB, 2B and 4B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Tombo water soluble pen (black)
  • Straphmore drawing pad 11”X14” medium texture( brown cover)
  • Aqua Brush

PAINT BRAND: Winsor & Newton or American Journey(Cheap Joe’s)


  • White
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Raw Sienna
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Winsor Blue or Pthalo Blue
  • Black

Arches 140 lb cold press 11”X14”


  • #4 long hair
  • #6 round
  • #12 round
  • 1 and 1/2″ flat
  • 2 and 1/2″ flat
  • Palette with lid
  • Masking tape or clips
  • Water container
By Ferenc Besze:

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