Landscapes in Oil: Broad Strokes
Thursdays, April 19 – May 24 / 9 am – noon
Students will use oil paint to explore color, light and shadow in the style of the great American artist Maynard Dixon. Students will be introduced to oil painting techniques that utilize broad brush strokes and palette knife carving to blocking in space and build a dynamic composition while creating landscape paintings in oil. Student of all levels are welcome, though some oil painting experience is recommended.
SUPPORTS – Inexpensive canvas boards or panels. Students who wish to do the homework will need to double the number of panels.
5 – 11″ x 14” (OPTIONAL – add one more for homework*)
OIL OR ACRYLIC PAINT – 1 – 37 ml tube of oil paint in the following colors:
WHITE Titanium White (2 tubes are suggested)
YELLOW Cadmium Lemon, Windsor Yellow, Hansa Yellow
Medium or Cadmium Yellow Light
RED Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Berium Red (not deep)
BLUE French Ultramarine Blue or Ultramarine Blue
BLACK Ivory Black
MAGENTA (OPTIONAL*) Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red
CYAN (OPTIONAL*) Thalo Blue or Phthalo Blue
You may bring whatever paint you have as long as they are the correct hues or colors. I recommend inexpensive Windsor Newton student colors.
FOR OILS ONLY
OIL PAINTING MEDIUM – Neo MeGilp Medium 2oz or Larger
OIL PALETTE – Gray Matters, palette paper or equivalent
CLEANING JAR – Silicoil cleaning jar or other small jar with lid
CLEANING SOLUTION – 1 – 8oz bottle of artist grade Walnut oil
BRUSH CLEANER – 2.5 OZ small cake of The Masters Brush Cleaner
BRUSHES – Bring what you have – recommend at least one filbert #8
FOR ACRYLICS ONLY
Large water container to clean brushes
Sta-wet pallet (larger the better)
PAPER TOWELS – 1 roll of BLUE shop paper towels (OPTIONAL – add one more for homework*)
WET PANEL CARRIER – inexpensive cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil or aluminum roasting pan for wet painting transport
Approximate Materials Cost $100. With OPTIONAL ITEMS $130.
Instructor: David McCamant
Ages: Adult (15+) / Some experience working with oil paint