Alla Prima Still Life Oil Painting (five-session workshop)

Alla prima means to finish a painting in one sitting, and in each session, over the course of three hours, you will learn about color and tonal harmonies, perspective, application of paint and composition. You will also develop concentration, the intensity of working, and decision making through specific exercises while painting.

Required supplies for this workshop:

  • Start the term with: Terpenoid; Medium: Liquin Original; Paper towels; Pizza box (or other box to transport wet paintings); Panel sizes: Bring 3 support to paint on prepared with grey gesso (no smaller than 8″x10″inches and no bigger that 14″x16″ inches)

  • Oil paints: Giovanni suggests Winton/Windsor & Newton colors (40 ml tube): Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, French Ultramarine, Titanium White (150 ml), Ivory Black, Permanent Green, Chromium Oxide Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Indian Red, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber

  • If you already have a color palette that you are familiar and works for you, Giovanni suggests you bring your own colors.

  • Many of these items are available for purchase in Fleisher’s supply store. Students presenting a valid Fleisher membership card receive a 10% discount on their purchases.