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Drawing for Oil Painting

Drawing for Oil Painting

Tuesday, October 3 - 24 
9 am - noon

The key element of a great oil painting is a solid drawing undergirding it. While a great drawing can stand alone without needing to be painted, a great painting can’t be so without a great drawing/underpainting to start. In this class, students will learn a simple approach to drawing semi-complex to complex subjects with paint into an underpainting. Under the guidence of the instructor, students will turn turn thir underpainting into a finshed piece! Students will likely be able to complete two projects over the course of the class.

Tuesday, October 3 – 24 
9 am – noon

Instructor: Mike Callahan
Age: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supplies: Show confirmation receipt at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. 

  • Paint: Note: If you already have a set of oil paint with a variety of colors, you are welcome to bring it, if not you should get the following colors: M. Graham brand , Zinc White (37ml), Titanium White (37ml), Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)
  • Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits. 
  • Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz)
  • Containers: Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner) Small can such as olive can (for medium)
  • Brushes: Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10 Or Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10 Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.
  • Painting or Palette knife (steel is preferable to plastic)
  • Disposable Palette
  • New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar
  • Brush Cleaner
  • The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver 2.5 oz
  • 2- Stretched Canvases or Canvas Panels (9”x12”, 11”x14, or 12”x16” – larger sizes than these not recommended due to time constraints)
  • Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)
  • Optional: Nitrile gloves
  • Approximate cost of above items $100- $120
October 3, 2023 9 am – noon