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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: September 11 to November 13
Date(s) of the week: Wednesday
Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Quarter: Fall 2019
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 focuses on all the important elements of picture making: techniques, perspective, design, composition, and color theory. Discover how to create essential parts of your art piece, buildings, boats, trees, cars, figures, etc. Please bring materials (listed below), reference photos (landscapes, water scenes, cityscapes, etc.) and favorite objects. You will learn 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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