Margaret's Contact #: 401-440-0989 email: email@example.com
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Dates for upcoming sessions
Optional notes and exersizes, including for beginners
Still life painting in oil acrylics. For beginners and experienced artists who wish to hone their skills: composition, value, paint-handling technique, perspective and color. Subject matter includes a range of objects. In class we use some or all of the following steps: value study, sketch, sketch transfer, color painting and instructor demonstrations. Instruction is geared to each student’s level of experience. We will also work on one master, or personal favorite, painting study. Oil painters please note that we do not use solvents such as mineral spirits, turpentine or liquin, instead we thin our paint with linseed oil, when necessary, and clean our brushes with linseed oil, Murphy’s oil soap or dish soap.
If you cannot attend all dates please don’t be concerned, each student works at her own pace and will learn weather she can make it to 2 classes or 9.
If you are looking for more info here are links to my process notes.
Demo for raspberry tart
My own Palette set up here
Below is a list of suggested, optional materials. Please bring the set up that you are most comfortable with.
4-6 panels or canvases for the weekend, I will demonstrate at size 6”x8” . I recommend 6”x6”-11”x14” depending on the scale you are comfortable with. The number of supports depends upon your own pace but plan on at least 2 per day.
Prepare these canvas with a ground layer of color of your choice (I choose from green, blue or sienna), use acrylic paint (for either oil or acrylic finished painting) or, (if using oil for your finished painting) you have the option of using oil for the ground color as well, rub it on with a little mineral spirits, about 2-7 days in advance.
I prefer brights (short square) , and synthetic, 2 of each is nice
If you are working 6”x8” add some small ones (1/4” and smaller even)
Feel free to use the brushes you are most comfortable with
Palette of your choice that fits with your paint box, such as a disposable paper palette or a wooden palette
This is my landscape painting palette:
Cad yellow deep (looks orange)
cad red or windsor red
cerulean blue, manganese or phthalo blue
rose, quinacradone or alizarin crimson for a cooler red and different way to mix purples.
(I usually have a dioxazine purple or violet in my box too)
palette knife (I use Blick or utrecht brand, style #5)
paper towels (I like a heavy weight brand that tears off in half sheets)
Optional: small glass jar with tight fitting lid for linseed oil
Murphy’s oil soap and bar soap for washing the brushes
Some students enjoy disposable plastic gloves (from the drugstore)
old long sleeved shirt or apron
Plastic grocery bags for garbage-great to have right on your easel for used paper towels/rags so you do not become covered in paint also for wrapping used brushes for transit
I’ll provide vine charcoal and tracing paper for drawing transfer
Notes on mixing greens.