Do I need to have any oil painting experience?
There are no pre-requisites for this course, beginners, intermediate and advanced painters welcome.
What equipment will be provided?
Studio equipment is provided i.e. easels, tables and glass palettes. You supply your own paints, brushes and painting supports.
Do I need to supply my own materials?
Yes. You will need to supply your own paint, brushes and painting supports i.e. stretched canvas, canvas panel or primed paper.
Impressions Art Supplies in Richmond gives 10% off all purchases if you’re registered for this course. They have my list of recommended materials.
I recommend Winton oil paints (student quality Winsor and Newton) or Rowney Georgian (student quality Daler-Rowney). These can be sourced from Impressions Art supplies in Richmond, Warehouse Stationery in Nelson or online. It is best to select your range of colours individually, but if on a tight budget you can buy a starter set of basic colours.
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Pale or Chrome Yellow
- Cadmium Red
- French Ultramarine
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber.
Other valuable starter colours:
- Yellow Ochre
- Cadmium Yellow
- Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson
- Cerulean Blue
- Raw Umber.
Recommended painting medium is Liquin.
Brushes need to be long handled and hog bristle is best for oils, although synthetic brushes can be used if a smoother finish is required. I recommend a range of sizes of round brushes, from #2-12 and a couple of filbert brushes can be added. Flat brushes are not recommended. Impressions Art Supplies has my recommended list.
If unsure about materials, keep buying to a minimum until after the 1st session.
Please note no mineral turpentine is to be used in class. Different cleaning options will be discussed.