Still Life Oil Painting

With a focus on the art of still life, this class explores the Alla prima method, meaning to finish a painting in one sitting. Through this practice, you will learn about color and tonal harmonies, perspective, application of paint and composition. You will also develop concentration, intensity of working, and decision making, through specific exercises, while painting.

Fleisher will be closed on Monday May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday, the make-up session will be on June 12.

Required supplies:

  • Turpenoid*

  • 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

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