Intro to Still Life Painting
8 classes: $495
Students should have one year of drawing classes or equivalent experience.
In this course, students will work to complete about 2 still life paintings. Still life sets ups will be provided by the instructor. The course will focus on: drawing accuracy (always important); how to make use of color to make a more beautiful painting, reflect reality and add interest; and the use of value to make a painting “pop”.
Oil Paints (professional grade)
Winsor Red Deep
Cadmium Red Light
Grumbacher Cadmium Yellow Medium
Winsor Newton Flake White Hue
Other useful colors, though not necessary, would be Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Black and Transparent Yellow Oxide.
Oil brushes: A variety of sizes from size 0 to size 12 in softer, more flexible bristles, either in a synthetic fiber or animal hairs, such as sable, badger or mongoose. (Barbara mainly uses Winsor Newton Monarch brushes with mongoose hair, mostly filberts.)
Supports: Prepared stretched canvasses or boards. Supports should be underpainted in a relatively neutral color of about medium value. Recommended sizes: 12” X 16”, 16” X 20”, or 18” X 24”. For less experienced students, I recommend you avoid 18" X 24".