OIL PAINTING FOUNDATIONS
OIL PAINTING FOUNDATIONS:
UNDERSTANDING BLACK, WHITE AND GRAY
INSTRUCTOR: JESS PREBLE
Part of the Foundations of Oil Paint series by Jess Preble. This 4 week session will introduce and demystify the complex nature of black, white and gray painting. You will have the opportunity to focus on becoming comfortable with oil paint while using simple and inexpensive materials. We will learn the importance of value scales in application, learning what is dynamic lighting and composition, as well as the importance of negative space and atmospheric tone to create form. In this class we will also learn brush sketching - rendering our subject matter using only our paint brushes as our method of measurement. All our work will be based off painting from life - objects that are physically in front of us. This begins teaching our brains how to translate life onto the canvas.
We will be using still life subject material in this class, with the exception of our homework, which will vary by assignment.
You will finish this series with 1 - 2 completed black and white oil paintings, and bragging rights of having finally gone out and taken an oil painting class!
4 16x20 basic canvases will be needed for the whole class
Small Palette - any type of surface
2 glass jars with lids
odorless mineral spirits or paint thinner
Paint brushes - I recommend a #4, #6 and a few bigger. Try a couple different shapes - Filbert, Bright, Flat, and Round.
Titanium White oil paint
Lamp Black oil paint
Small palette knife
A sense of humor and humility
A willingness to make mistakes