Saturday, July 16, 2016


Soft Focus Landscapes on Claybord

A Workshop with

Amy Lindenberger, CPSA

October 22 & 23, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

La Quinta Inn Conference Room
2839 New Brunswick Rd. (Exit 18 @ I-40)
Memphis, TN 38133 (Across from O’Charleys)
Ph: 901-377-2772

Memphis CPSA is pleased to present a 2 day workshop which demonstrates the use of graphite with colored pencil on Claybord by instructor Amy Lindenberger, CPSA. Learn to make a soft focus landscape with light and drama by using the darks and lights that can be created with this technique.

 Early December Morning by Amy Lindenberger

Soft Focus Landscapes on Claybord Colored pencil is known for being very detail-oriented, but not so much for its painterly qualities. This technique uses powdered graphite, followed by layers of colored pencil, graphite and solvent, to create a finished product with the look of a painting that can be varnished and framed without glass!

In this workshop you will learn how Amy works with graphite combined with colored pencil to achieve a landscape that is soft and provides an emotional impact. Amy will explain how she initially applies the graphite to the Claybord and how to use colored pencil, solvent and more graphite to produce a soft color and add depth to your picture.


Fog at the Angle by Amy Lindenberger

Amy will provide the photo reference, step by step instructions and handouts. See attached supply list.

Soft Focus Landscapes on Claybord

Provided by Instructor

· 8" x 10" Ampersand Claybord (Amy can provide for $5 each with advance notice)

· Gloves - rubber, vinyl, cotton, etc.

· Sheet of wax-free graphite transfer paper

· Powdered graphite

· 1" (approx.) foam brush

· Workable fixative

· Clean scraps of newsprint paper

· Golden Archival Mineral Spirit Acrylic Aerosol with UVLS in a gloss finish

Provided by Student

· 8" x 10" Ampersand Claybord (if not purchasing from Amy)

· Two sheets of newspaper

· Ball point pen

· Scotch tape

· Scissors

· Kneaded eraser

· Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser (either white or black) or similar

· TuffStuff by Papermate eraser (1/8" diameter plastic eraser in a pen-type holder) or similar

· Tissues (6 – 8 plus)

· Drafting or other soft brush for removal of eraser crumbs

· HB pencil or #2 mechanical pencil

· 9B pencil, woodless recommended but any type will do (if you can’t find this, bring a 5B or softer pencil)

· Three to six cotton swabs or make-up applicators, or 1-2 paper blending stumps

· Prismacolor Premier (NOT Scholar) pencils (other artist-grade, soft lead pencils can be substituted, but I am not able to list specific color matches for them):

Canary Yellow PC916

Yellowed Orange PC1002

Orange PC918

Permanent Red PC122 (or Poppy Red PC922)

Process Red PC994

Dahlia Purple PC1009

Violet PC932

Imperial Violet PC1007

True Blue PC903

Aquamarine PC905

Grass Green PC909

Apple Green PC912

White PC938

Black PC935

*Additional colors may be useful for final layers so feel free to bring any others you have*

· Dull plastic knife or cut up credit card for scraping

Solvent: Weber’s Odorless Turpenoid or Gamblin’s Gamsol (NOT Turpenoid Natural, Citrasolv, Zest It) Fine line permanent black, gray or brown marker (such as Sharpie or Micron)


· Prismacolor Verithin pencil, any bright color (for transferring line drawing to board)

· Tombo Mono Zero eraser for smallest details –cylindrical or rectangular type

Fine grit sandpaper,

Fine Steel Wool, Other brands of artist quality soft lead colored pencils


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