Still Life Painting

8 classes: $499


Barbara Pence


Students must have one year of drawing classes or equivalent experience.

Class Description:

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”.

Supply List:

  • Oil Paints (professional grade)
    • Winsor Red Deep
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Sap Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • 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".