Acacia Rogers - Basics Of Building Realism in Oil

This information packed Oil Painting course will consist of everything from learning about pigments and the differences between paint brands, to the varieties of brushes and why certain types work for certain mediums, to color mixing, choosing and transferring a reference image to canvas, what makes a good reference image, and building up an image in layers from start to finish to create a complete and beautiful painting you can be proud of. All experience levels welcome, as this will be a beginner and intermediate friendly class.

  • An explanation of pigments, including differences between sourcing and quality
  • Comparisons between brands of paint, types of brushes, varieties of canvas, and how each can affect the painting process
  • Color mixing and matching and tips to control color outcome
  • How to choose a reference image, and what makes a good reference for painting
  • Transferring your reference to canvas
  • Blocking in a subject
  • Using layering and blending techniques to build a more realistic image from start to finish.
  • Group critique

Confirmation required.


Thursdays:  11 am - 2 pm 

(February 21st to March 28th)

Fee: $180 for all 6 weeks

Class size limited to 10

Call or Email mary@brushandpalet.com for supply list