Develop confidence with oil paint’s special character of luminosity, expressive potential, and longevity. We will cover pigments, oil mediums, varnish, and grounds as we prepare traditional supports: gessoed panel, paper, and linen. We’ll explore paint application, color, and tonal techniques through daily demos in the studio with still-life setups using our freshly prepared panels and traditional gesso on canvas and linen.
Discover the color palette of the impressionists and capture the soft tones of spring. Learn from demonstrations covering brush techniques and layering of colors. Use violet reds, siennas, and naples yellows as we paint plein-air on the beautiful grounds of the Folk School. Incorporate the same traditional oils, grounds, and mediums employed by the French masters. Paint on specially prepared panels for vibrant colors and expression. Beginners welcome.
Learn the importance of complementary colors mixed to create the gorgeous hues of fall. Through daily demonstrations in the studio as well as working ‘en plein air’ on the beautiful Folk School grounds, learn new painting methods and mastery of materials. We will be working with traditional oils and mediums. Engage in the natural surroundings of a colorful season with your hat, walking shoes, and tote in tow.
John C. Campbell Folk School, October 24 -30, 2021
To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.
DIY – Take charge of your materials – make your own mediums, panels and prepare paper for oils and acrylics in my studio…weekend workshop. Get ready for fall painting.
July 25 -26, 2015
9 am- 5pm
Learn to prepare panels and paper with traditional gesso for oils and acrylics. What every painter should about supports, grounds and mediums. Go home with recipes, panels and mediums. Demos on applications and best use. Bring your lunch. Space is limited to 6. $175. RSVP by phone, email.