Short course description:
The oil painting course will include a thorough introduction of oil paint as medium to provide a clear understanding of the paint surface, primers, pigments, paint mediums and brushes. Participants will be able to try their hand at some of the recipes of the old masters in making gesso and grinding their own oil paint. Practical work will cover the basic formal elements of painting: form, tonal value, colour, perspective and proportions.
About the Facilitator:
Klara-Marié den Heijer is currently doing her Masters at the University of Stellenbosch. Her work investigates the relationship between humans and their surroundings as perceived through landscape painting. She has 15 years of experience in painting with oils. Her work is held in various private collections in London, Texas, the Netherlands and South Korea.
What participants have to bring:
100 ml Purified Linseed oil
100 ml Artist Turpentine
X6 Paint brushes (hog hair, bristle): Flat #12, Flat #10, Flat #6, Filbert #8, Filbert #4 and Round #2
Oil paint: Titanium white, French Ultramarine blue, Alizarin Crimson red (or Cadmium Red), Arylamide Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow)