Intuitive Concepts for Painting

Want to push your painting further? This class is for the intermediate painter with experience in drawing and oil or acrylic painting methods. It offers space to explore new directions, through exercises in both representational and abstract image making, explorations into visual intuition, and studies in formalism. Instruction will include individual and group critiques, demonstrations, and a visit to the instructor’s studio!

Oil and acrylic painters welcome.

What you will learn:

  • Explore the painting process through the use of traditional materials and techniques

  • Apply representational and/or abstract interpretations and principles to your painting

  • Become more familiar with working from intuition

  • Develop an effective use of vocabulary when discussing fine arts painting

Required supplies:

  • Oil painters: professional quality paint such as Windsor Newton, Grumbacher, Golden in the following colors – titanium white (large tube), Mars black (smallest size), cadmium red medium, alizaran crimson, burnt sienna, raw umber, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, Prussian blue, chromium green, violet or purple, yellow Ochre (optional)

  • Oil Medium: Gamsol or Turpanoid odorless mineral spirits, Damar Varnish (small), and linseed oil (small)*

  •  Acrylic painters: professional quality paints in the same colors as the oils above

  • Acrylic medium: matte polymer medium

  • Gessoed painting surface: Stretched canvas, wood panels or the student’s choice

  • Paint brushes (bring a variety of flat and round brushes in different sizes)

  • 9 x 12, or 11 x 14 drawing pad (80lb. paper) optional for sketching out ideas

  • Disposable palette paper, large

  • Jars with lids (at least three)

  • Rags (paper towels are supplied)

  • Masking tape

  • Palette knife

  • Drawing pencils

  • Vine charcoal