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Summer Intensive: Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

Summer Intensive: Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

Monday – Friday, August 14 – 18 / 9 am – noon

Inspired by the American and French Impressionists, students will use oil paint to explore color, light and shadow in this summer intensive. This series will explore brushwork techniques, cropped compositions, color breaking and mixing colors directly on canvas.

Instructor: David McCamant
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels


SUPPORTS: Inexpensive canvas boards or panels. Students who wish to do the homework will need to double the number of panels.

  • 1 – 11″ x 14” (OPTIONAL – add one more for homework*)
  • 2 – 8″ x 10″ (OPTIONAL – add two more for homework*)
  • 3 – 6″ x 8″ (OPTIONAL – add three more for homework*)

OIL 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 – Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red  
  • CYAN – 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 Winton student colors.

PAINTING MEDIUM:Neo MeGilp Medium 2oz or Larger

BRUSHES: Recommend Connoisseur brand #2106 pure synthetic oil paint brushes or any artist quality manufacturer VERY IMPORTANT

  • 1 each #6 and #8 Long-Handled Filberts

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

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.

NOTE: Painting techniques will not use any solvent or turpentine, only painting medium.

August 14, 2017 9 am – noon