Course Summary

Develop an understanding of how to approach still-lives and in particular flower painting. Learn the step by step process of painting flowers from the initial block-in and gesture to the final level of finish.

In this class we will work from photographs and still lives. All exercises are designed to provide students with a hands on understanding of the four elements that produce a strong painting (edges, values, shapes and colours).

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Basic palette (I recommend Winsor and Newton as a good entry level)

  • Titanium white
  • Yellow (cadmium yellow medium or lemon or any other bright yellow)
  • Yellow ochre
  • Red (cadmium, vermillion or any other warm red)
  • Red (alizarin or permanent red or any other cool red)
  • Ultramarine blue
  • burnt umber
  • Ivory black

Brushes:  Combination of filbert, flats or round brushes.  Please ensure you bring a variety of ‘hard’ hair brushes and ‘soft’ hair brushes – at least two hard hair brushes and two soft hair brushes from sizes 1 to 6 depending on the brands.

Canvas or canvas-paper: we will do 2 paintings in total please use supports between A4 and A3 in size. I will use Canson canvas-paper for my demonstrations but you can bring a canvas, or boards that are already primed.

Palette: disposable paper palettes are great but you are welcome to bring a sturdy glass or wooden palette

Mediums: if you are working in oils please bring a small bottle of Gamsol

Containers: 1 small glass jars (with lids)

Palette knife for cleaning and mixing colours

Apron or something that you won’t mind getting paint on

Last updated: July 19, 2019 03:44pm