An Introduction to Oil Painting Techniques
I’ve so often heard art students say how much they’d like to try oils, but don’t really know where to start, or feel too intimidated to try them. The Intro to Oil Painting Techniques course, located in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul’s church, aims to gently introduce you to the materials used in oil painting and to show you how accessible and beautiful a medium it can be. Once you try oils, you’ll never go back!
On the course itself I’ll get you familiar with using oil paints and mediums in a step-by-step approach, suitable for both beginners and intermediate. I’ll show you how to make your own mounted canvas frames (canvas is notoriously expensive, so why not prepare your own?).
We’ll learn to prime your canvas for painting, how to do an underpainting in monochrome, and the technique of ‘fat over lean’. I’ll show you how to lay out an organised palette, work with limited colours, lay down a tonal ground, value studies, and of course the basics of colour mixing itself.
We’ll be setting up still life’s that are stimulating and contain drama. We’ll be looking at how to tackle a landscape, portraits, the benefits of studying a Master copy painting, and painting the figure using this most versatile of mediums.
Unfortunately, I can only offer a maximum of 10 places on the course, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. For further info about the course please visit the website.