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 enquiries@cae.edu.au 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