ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Day One – Brief introduction to history of oil painting from Van Eyck to modern day. Characteristics of oil paint what it can and can’t do. Two basic approaches- Direct and Indirect
Students will be taught the Indirect or layered approach first. Working from still life you will be shown how to develop a painting in stages, building up layers to arrive at the final effect. You will also paint a landscape of trees from your imagination using the layered technique. From this students will learn a systematic approach to oil painting. Group crit of work and discussion of what we have learnt.
Day Two – Direct Painting. In this method the painter goes for the full effect and paints directly, no under painting no layers no stages – straight in. This was the technique used by the impressionist in their paintings outdoors. This will encourage students to be more careful in colour mixing and more carefree in execution. This technique combines careful observation and boldness. Finish with display of work, group critic and discussion of what we have learnt.
Materials to bring: oil paints, brushes, palette knives, disposable palette, low odour turps, A3 acrylic paper/boards/canvas to paint on, sketch pad and pencils etc.
About the Tutor:Jeffery Courtney