An Introduction to Oil Painting in Five Steps with Rob Lunn (@Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge)
20 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 18 October 2018
A five week course led by Rob Lunn designed to give you the key skills needed to start your journey with this exciting medium. Learn in a relaxed, positive and supportive environment.
Step 1: An Introduction to Oil Paint (everything you need to know to get started)
Step 2: Colour Mixing Demystified (learn to mix any colour you want)
Step 3: Thinking Tonally (just the start of the process)
Step 4: Bring Your Key Skills Together (trust in the process)
Step 5: Push Yourself Forward (make the process work for you)
Accessible for the complete beginner as well as the more experienced painter.
An Introduction to Oil Painting – Kit List:
Paint: Recommended list of Michael Harding Oil Paints:
Yellow Lake Bright
Or anything close to the following 6 colours + White:
Lemon Yellow (C)
Cad Yellow (W)
Cad Red (W)
Alizarin Red (C)
Ultramarine Blue (W)
Prussian Blue (C)
Flat size 14 (for washes)
Flat size 10
Flat size 8
Flat size 5
Flat size 2 (for finer details)
Or a selection of 5 brushes in a range of sizes.
Canvas board or primed MDF (a demonstration on how to make your own MDF boards to be included in the first lesson)
Long Palette knife (for mixing paint on the palette)
Palette (either shop-bought or homemade, e.g. old tray or large ceramic or glass plate, preferably in neutral grey)
Kitchen Roll (essential)
Baby Wipes (essential)
Small bottle of Safflower oil (from supermarket, NOT artshop!) for cleaning brushes and a small bottle of washing up liquid. Bring Safflower oil in a transportable container (e.g. old medium-to-large sized olive jar etc). OR a NON-Toxic brush biodegradable brush cleaner from hardware shop.
Optional Liquin from artshop (speeds up the drying time of oil paint)
WEAR OLD CLOTHES YOU DON’T MIND GETTING MESSY!!