I will be demonstrating and working in oil for this class! Acrylic is also welcome. However, if you were thinking of taking a step into oils, this is a great time to do so. Below is my list of recommended supplies, if you have any questions please feel free to email me: email@example.com
The first week I will discuss approaching the portrait, then we will draw. Please bring supplies according to that, I have sent my drawing recommendation list but an eraser, a sketchbook, and a few different weights of pencils will be just fine for our purposes.
- Surfaces- I like Artefex Panels from Wet Paint for oil paint. They are a little spendy but great surfaces to work on. If you have a surface you like to work on, but are unsure if it will suit this class, please bring it to the first class and we can discuss it.
- A medium sized canvas will be best. We will spend a lot of time perfecting this one piece, and we will work slowly in layers to best learn how to approach the portrait.
- Palette or palette paper
- Please bring a variety of soft paintbrushes and containers for your solvents- oil and gamsol for oil solvents is what I prefer.
- Rags- I like to use shop towels- blue paper towels you can purchase at home depot, amazon, etc. if you prefer cloth rags that is fine, as long as they do not shed.
- Gloves- up to you!
- Paint- For the second week you will only need a burnt sienna color (shown below) and possible white.
Week 3- end
Bring all your paint!
Here are my color recommendations.
Because of the variety of mediums and brands I am showing swatches. If you do not wish to buy each of these tubes that is understandable. What you absolutely do need is a warm
transparent earth tone (burnt sienna on my list) White paint, black paint, blue paint, yellow paint, red paint. We can mix from there.
I will be using all of these colors below for my demonstrations.
- White paint- titanium, flake, whatever you prefer
- Burnt Sienna- transparent brown/ orange
- Flesh Ochre, (Old Holland) a brighter red than Burnt Sienna
- Yellow Ochre
- Cold Black, (or ivory black and ultramarine blue mixed in class)
These colors below are what I like to use as the portrait develops, you can also mix for some of these
- Terre Verte- Earth Green (Old Holland brand)
- Cadmium yellow or similar bright yellow
- Cadmium Red
- Alizarin Crimson
- Ultramarine Blue