Painting Fundamentals

Curiosity and the desire to experience painting are the requirements for this class. Students with any level of art experience are welcomed to experiment with color, line and the power of perception that makes painting a powerful experience. This workshop will introduce you to color relationships and mixing colors, principles of composition, paint application techniques, and working from the figure.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Temperature of color

  • How to invent color relationships

  • How to look at paintings

  • What geometry in painting looks like

  • The value of imagination in the act of painting

Required supplies:

  • For brushes buy three medium sizes: one round, one flat, one filbert*

  • Pre-Primed canvas, size no larger than 11×14

  • Oil Paints: Raw Umber, Brunt Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White (Gamblin is a good quality paint for the price)

  • Linseed oil (inexpensive is fine) *

  • Solvent: Turpenoid is good *

  • Two large jars with lids

  • Two large tomatoes cans

  • Rags

  • Palette with lid or palette paper (Note: palette with lid will preserve your paint!) *

  • Plastic wrap or saran wrap

  • Palette knife *

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.