Oil painting for beginners

Capturing light in interiors

Duration: 5 week course | Scheduled Dates

May 1 -29 , Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

Over 5 weeks learn the basics of using oil paints. .

We will be using interiors and light as our focus. This will provide us with many moods to explore.

Learn how to mix colour, blend and layer oils to create reflections of light in landscape.

We will start with a monochromatic painting and then move onto a small number of pigments for you to learn how to mix and handle colours. Pigments can differ in how they feel.

Oils handle very differently to acrylics. They have a wonderful buttery quality and have a much longer drying time which leads to greater abilities to blend and a longer time to scrape back when you want to create change.

Learn how to prepare your surface.

How to start with an oil sketch.

How to block in and create a harmony in your painting before you move onto detail.

How to handle your brush.

How to use a painting medium to change the way you use your oils. The medium is what you use to dilute your oil paint. We will be using one of the more recent new solvent free mediums (Gamblin) as some people find the traditional ones too toxic for their systems.

How to work wet in wet or scumble ( dry brushing) for different effects.

How to paint beautiful skies.

Oil painting can be pretty expensive to set up so I am supplying all the art materials.

Oil paints, painting medium, boards, brushes, canvas, gesso and painting medium are all supplied.

Morning tea is provided.

$360 early bird (includes GST) by April 20th. Otherwise $390.

Pay $100 deposit to book your place and pay the balance on week 1 or by arrangement.

Venue: East Fremantle Home Studio

I am really looking forward to this new course packed to the brim on every level. I hope you can join me.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Group size max 10