- Workshop Lessons 5 Videos (55:42)
- Lesson 1: Composition (3:54)
- Lesson 2: Setting Up Your Palette (10:00)
- Lesson 3: Chair Study (34:09)
- Lesson 4: Easy Clean Up (5:18)
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Oil Painting Sessions - Series 1 - Beginner Oils / Chair Study
Instructor donna downey
Course Length 5 Videos (55:42)
Oil Painting Sessions Series 1 – Beginner Oils / Chair Study
This lesson includes:
- Preparing your surface
- Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
- Basic color and proportion mapping
- Getting comfortable with a new medium
- Process of using thin layers to develop your design
- Basic Value: Darks Darker and your Lights Lighter
- Painting from the inside out and the outside in
- Signing your work
- Easy Clean up Basic
Supplies used throughout all 5 Series lessons:
- Canvas: Primed with red acrylic paint
- Oil Paintbrushes: in a size 4 or 6 whatever you feel most comfortable using.
- My personal favorites are the Ivory Long Filbert, Ivory Long Flat 'Curved Edge' or Ivory Long Flats from Rosemary & Co
- Many acrylic brushes can be used for oil paint. Just stay away from watercolor brushes they are not firm enough to move the heavy bodied oil paint.
- Oil paints: Any brand you prefer
- Gamsol: Odorless Mineral Spirits for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting. I use this primarily for cleaning my brushes as I work
- Palette: This can be any non-porous surface like palette pad, glass palette, etc. Use what you have.
- Oil Medium: Any oil medium will work and there are dozens to choose from. I like the Gamblin Alkyd Medium from Safflower Oil or Walnut Oil by M. Graham & Co.
- Paper Towels
- Rubber Gloves: Not all oil painters wear gloves so this is not a must have.
Specific to this lesson
- 6x8” canvas
- Size 4 paintbrush
- Oil paint colors:
- Yellow Ochre
- Titanium White
- Raw Umber
- Wipe out tool (For signature only)