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Oil Paints Demystified
Oil Paints Demystified

Sat, Feb 19



Oil Paints Demystified

Discover what you can achieve with oil paints. Learn about this classic, fun, and totally forgiving medium from internationally-celebrated artist David Goatley.

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Time & Location

Feb 19, 2022, 10:00 a.m. PST – Feb 26, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PST

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

This course is designed to take the mystery out of oil paints and introduce students to this, the most forgiving and flexible medium of them all. We’ll explore everything from mediums and what they do, brushes and tools, different techniques from alla prima to layering and glazing, to the kind of supports you can work on and so much more. And for those concerned about solvents, there is good news: water soluble oils really work! Using simple still life setups as a motif, we’ll discover ways to make great paintings in this exciting medium. If you want to add oils to your repertoire, this workshop is for you!

We are following current COVID-19 regulations: Masks are mandatory inside the building, and we will be checking for proof of full vaccination for participants born in 2009 or earlier.

Recommended Materials List:

  • A free-standing easel
  • A palette (the largest paper tear-off palettes are good)
  • Pots for medium
  • Quick Dry Medium (for water-soluble oil)
  • Water-soluble oil paints: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Red Light, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black
  • Suitable brushes - hogs hair or synthetics – from a good small (size 2) brush up to a large brush (about an inch across). Also, a small round brush for fine detail.
  • A stick or two of willow charcoal
  • Supports (canvases, boards, etc.): 4 at 16”x20” panels or similar


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