Painting the Maine Woods with Egg, Milk and Water: Ed Nadeau

July 9 – 15

Painting the Maine Woods with Egg, Milk and Water

Materials and Techniques: Egg tempera, Casein and Watercolor

Experience: All levels are welcome

This workshop is for artists who are interested in expanding their repertoire of water medium materials and techniques. It is designed for individuals to advance their own personal creativity, or to share with their students in classroom instruction. In broad terms this is a traditional water medium workshop that will cover the history, process of making and using egg tempera, casein and watercolor. However, with the advent of many new artist materials, we will also explore the latest in brushes, substrates, sizes, glues, grounds, glazes and varnishes that pertain to each medium.

Aside from their advantages as enjoyable, stand alone mediums, we will examine their possibilities in multi-use applications by painting the Monson area woods, including views of Lake Hebron. Having been around for centuries, these three traditional mediums hold great promise for expanded use by 21st century artists and students.

Artist Ed Nadeau is a native of Maine whose paintings depict the land and people of his home state in various incarnations. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1980 with his BFA in painting and from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1986 with his MFA in painting.

Associate Professor Nadeau teaches painting and drawing at the University of Maine in Orono and has taught advanced courses in Figure Drawing, Nature Drawing, Materials and Techniques for Painters and the Senior Capstone. His area of research is the history, manufacture and use of traditional artists materials such as substrates, gessoes, oil paints, temperas and waxes along with current advancements of new technologies and materials that can be adapted for artists’ uses.

His paintings have been exhibited widely, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place, School 33 Art Center, the Park School, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, the University of Maine in Orono, Whitney Art Works in Portland, Maine, and the Drawing Center, NYC. The Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Maine represents his work.

His works are held in many private collections both nationally and internationally.

This workshop is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.