I am looking forward to painting with you.
Location: My home studio at 65 Devonshire St., Providence, RI.02908
On street parking is available.
Margaret's Contact #: 401-440-0989
Back to basics. This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of still life painting: paint handling, value, color and composition. Group demonstration and individualized instruction tailored to the strengths of each artist will be provided. Demonstrations are in oil but acrylic painters are welcome.
Use this workshop as an opportunity to get started with oil painting or to deepen your current painting practice.
Notes I have made on aspects of my process.
My own Palette set up here
These are suggested materials, none are required, we can discus and I can provide any crucial missing elements.
I will provide 6”x6” canvases and panels
I prefer the (short square) brights, synthetic,
.5” wide and
Size numbers vary from brand to brand. I like the synthetics because they aren't as stiff as the natural bristles and I find them easier to control.
disposable paper palette
Optional palette box (I will explain the use of this box in class. Please note that the box is purposefully larger than the 9”x12” palette paper.)
our basic palette:
cad red or windsor red
palette knife (I use Blick brand, style #5)
paper towels (I like a strong body and half sheets)
old long sleeved shirt or apron
small glass jar with tight fitting lid for linseed oil
Murphy’s oil soap or dawn dish soap and bar soap for washing your brushes at home
Optional: “view catcher”in neutral grey with value finder, I’ve come to enjoy this one from dick blick here I think this one comes with some paperwork that is interesting and informative. You can also use your hands or make one from paper.
I’ll have a box of vine charcoal and a roll or tracing paper for class use.
this list is as above with the addition of
more brushes, multiples of the above
and an expanded palette that I use on a regular basis:
Pthyalo or cerulean blue hue
cad yellow deep (orange)
cad yellow light