1. Workshop Lessons 9 Videos (123 Minutes and 53 Seconds)
  2. Introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Design and Color (3:12)
  4. Lesson 2: Sketching in the Design (16:17)
  5. Lesson 3: Mapping Out Your Colors - Part 1 (13:29)
  6. Lesson 4: Mapping Out Your Colors - Part 2 (14:26)
  7. Lesson 5: Mapping Out Your Colors - Part 3 (21:26)
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Oil Painting Sessions - Series 5 - Artistic Narrative

  • Instructor donna downey
  • Course Length 9 Videos (123 Minutes and 53 Seconds)
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Series 5 – Artistic Narrative

This lesson includes:

  • Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
  • Working even larger
  • Adding objects to add more meaning
  • Developing artwork that tells a story
  • Spatial Relationships: Weight & Direction
  • Using color to set the mood
  • Building a scene within a scene
  • Sketching in the composition
  • Basic color and proportion mapping
  • Pattern on pattern
  • Using layers to develop your design
  • Using color value to build dimensional design
  • Painting from the inside out and the outside in
  • Easy Cleanup

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

  • 16x20” canvas
  • Size 4 & 6 paintbrush
  • Oil paint colors:
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Titanium White
    • Raw Umber
    • Turquoise
    • Pyrrole Red
    • Quinacridone Magenta
    • Earth Green
    • Yellowish Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow
  • Wipe out tool (For signature only)
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