|This 4-day workshop focuses on mastering materials and techniques in oil painting from observation/visual perception. More specifically, this workshop will cover palette organization,limited palettes, control of color-mixing in tonal painting, alla prima oil painting technique, use of mediums,composition, the aesthetic relationship between visual perception and still-life arrangement, and learning to see in abstract terms.|
The first afternoon will include optional individual critiques, 15 minutes long, during uninstructed studio painting time. Students are invited to bring in 3-6 pieces for that purpose on the first day. The second day will include a full morning of lecture/demonstration. The third day will be devoted entirely to painting and one-on-one instruction. The final morning will include a brief group critique with paintings done during the workshop.
Class size is limited to 8 students. Experience in drawing from life/observation is recommended.
Bring a snack and beverage to enjoy during breaks.
Suggested Oil Colors:
• Burnt Sienna
• Ultramarine Blue
• Titanium White or Titanium/Zinc Blend
• Lead/Flake White
• Yellow Ochre
• Ivory Black
• Cadmium Red Medium*[*AVOID “HUE”s]
• Cadmium Yellow Pale*[*AVOID “HUE”s]
• Cobalt Blue*[*AVOID “HUE”s]
• Alizarin Crimson
• Cadmium Yellow Medium*[*AVOID “HUE”s]
• Cadmium Lemon
• Cerulean Blue*[*AVOID “HUE”s]
• Raw Umber
• Raw Sienna
• Rose (either Rose Madder or Permanent Rose)
ADDITIONAL: Jaune Brillant, Terra Rosa, Terra Verte
• A decent range of mid-size to large (#4 -#12) HOG bristles in a variety of flats, rounds, and filberts. Use ONLY good quality, good condition brushes.
ADDITIONAL: Sables and/or soft synthetic brushes
• Odorless Mineral Spirits/Turpenoid or Turpentine.
• Artist Grade Linseed Oil
• 4-6 midsize surfaces: approximately (11”x14” to 14”x18”), and a few additional smaller surfaces (8x10 or so)
Cotton Canvas, Linen Canvas, Panel, Museum Board. Must be adequately primed