INTRO TO OIL PAINTING: ELEMENTS OF PORTRAITURE
ADVANCED OIL PAINTING: LIMITED COLOR PALETTE
INSTRUCTOR: JESS PREBLE
Part of the Foundations of Oil Paint series by Jess Preble. This 4 week session is the second level of intro to oil painting with a basic color palette.
This class is preceded by Intro to Color (Level 1) Oil Painting, Intro to Black and White Oil Painting, and Intro to Monochromatic Oil Painting. Attendance at one of the level 1 classes is a prerequisite for Intro to Color Level 2, or equivalent experience. If you are curious as to if this class is a good fit for your experience level, please contact our instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series continues use of value scales in application, dynamic lighting and composition, as well as the importance of negative space and atmospheric tone to create form and beginning paintings with brush sketching. We will delve deeper into the relationship of colors and how they affect the result of each piece.
Level 2 expands our subject matter to more complex still lives and reference material, with a higher level of expectations and refinement of techniques and your artistic voice.
These classes also include group critique sessions, with the opportunity to engage in a dialogue of constructive criticism and cheer on the work of your peers.
You will finish this series with 2 - 3 completed color oil paintings of various sizes, and a deeper comprehension of color oil painting.
Basic canvases or canvas panels - Only 4 will be needed for the class. Please bring at least one small canvas, and at least larger one in the range of 16”x20”.
Flat surface to use as palette - Can be a plate, palette paper, piece of thick glass, metal tray, thick piece of plastic, etc. Please do NOT bring palettes with indentations or bowls/dips/cups.
1 glass jar with lid
Small palette knife
Odorless mineral spirits or paint thinner - Can be purchased in hardware department of Walmart.
Cotton rags/old T shirt/old towel
Paint brushes - I recommend a #4, #6 and a few bigger. Try a couple different shapes - Filbert, Bright, Flat, and Round. Please make sure your brushes are designed for oil paint, as brushes for other types of paint will dissolve/fall apart in paint thinner.
The following paint colors in standard oil paint (NOT water soluble):
Prussian Blue or Phthalo Blue
Black (Can be any type of black)
A sense of humor and humility
A willingness to make mistakes