Deliciousity Oil Painting, 9/15

Deliciousity Oil Painting, 9/15

Instructor | Gavin Gardner
Three Sundays | September 15, 22, and 29, 2019
Time | 1:00-5:00pm
Alla Prima day one | $75
Three Day Tuition | $195

For the Foodie artists who want to learn the secrets to painting appetizing food, Gavin will teach a three week workshop. In three days, Gavin will teach us how to create a delicious painting using key ingredients: painting from life, design composition, simplified palette, alla prima technique, glazing, and edges!

Design composition is an important ingredient. Positioning the subject to create a mood, and consideration of positive and negative shapes for focus. The simplified palette will help students understand color harmony with a RGB color palette (lemon yellow, true cyan blue, quinacridone red). This could be an exiting new twist to a brighter color palette. Alla prima to capture the short shelf life of food in a one day painting. Glazing and Edges will be the finish to heighten the focus of our vision and keep our paintings looking loose.

Week 1
After a presentation and demo by the instructor, students will be introduced to basic principles of lighting, composition, color and paint and they will produce a quick alla prima painting of a still life.
Week 2
Students will begin the first layer of a two-day painting and will learn how to block-in and refine keeping edges soft
Week 3
Students will learn how to oil out their dry paintings and how to continue painting thin details by scumbling and glazing.

Supply List

  • Each student needs a hardboard gesso panel in the range of 6×9, 8.5×11, 8×10, 11×14 etc. Nothing bigger than 11×14 please and nothing smaller than 6×9.
  • Odorless mineral spirits
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Palettes
  • Palette knives
  • Walnut oil
  • Fast dry glazing medium (suggested Gamblin Galkyd Lite)
  • Cosmetic sponges (smooth wedges please)
  • Long Hog bristle brushes, a mix of filberts 0,3, 5, 7, 8, 10
  • Artificial mongoose (legion from trekell is good) long filberts 0,3,5,7,8,10
  • Legion rounds 0, 3, 5, 7
  • We encourage you to use these color paints:
    • ivory black
    • burnt sienna
    • lead white
    • cadmium red
    • yellow ocre
    • lemon yellow
    • quinacridone red
    • cyan blue
    • cadmium yellow
    • ultramarine blue