In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of representational painting. Students may work in either pastel or oil paint. You will become familiar with the technical aspects of your chosen medium and explore different methods of working. You may work from observation or your own photo reference. Emphasis will be on the importance of value, composition, and color relationships in creating a successful painting. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. All levels are welcome.
For Pastel: 48 color set of Prismacolor Nupastels and any other pastels you may have, sanded pastel paper.
For Oil Painting:
I recommend getting good quality paint; your results will be better.
Gamblin, Rembrandt, and Winsor and Newton are all good quality. Stay away
from student grade paints or anything with the word “hue” in the title such as
“cobalt blue hue”. They are less expensive, but the color is weaker.
The colors I use are:
*Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light or Permanent Red Light (Rembrandt Brand)
Nice to have, but optional: Manganese blue(Old Holland brand), Mauve, blue
shade (Winsor and Newton), Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna
Good quality Bristle brushes, #3, #5, #8 flat or filbert. Robert Simmons Signet is
a good brand.
Canvas panel or stretched canvas. Oil primed canvas is nice, but you probably
have to order that on the internet. Acrylic primed is widely available and also
suitable(Jerry’s Artarama, Utrect, or Dick Blick)
Odorless Mineral Spirits: Gamsol, Turpenoid, etc Please do not bring turpentine.
Palette for mixing colors
Painting medium (optional) NeoMeglip by Gamblin is nice.
Paper towels or rags
* If you want to “take it slow” you can start with just these 4 colors, and add the
others as you go. You will be surprised at what you can do with just 3 primary
colors and white.
If you are ordering on line, www.jerrysartarama.com and www.dickblick.com have a good selection and quick delivery