Take your oil painting to the next level! Join Beth Roy for this full day class (9:00-4:00pm) as she covers topics such as how to make your paintings more 3-dimensional, color theory and the power of warm and cool colors, elements of light and shadow, loosening brushwork, and finally, painting how you see versus just copying a photograph.
This class is appropriate for oil painters with an intermediate to advanced level of experience.
Guests should plan to bring the following:
- All painting supplies. See recommended supply list below.
- At least three photographs as inspiration for your painting.
- Lunch. Our refrigerator and microwave will be available for your use, or you may order lunch from a local restaurant.
You'll receive an email from Beth prior to class with a few more details, and in the mean time you may email supply questions to info@ARTworksVass.com at least 48 hours prior to class.
About Beth Roy
Growing up in rural Michigan, artist Beth Roy acquired the foundation that allows her paintings to come to life today. She began riding horses at an early age and her life-long relationship with them has allowed her to translate them beautifully in her work. Body language is also a critical component of Beth's compositions and using the subtlest of nuances, she strives to capture the personality of animals and people in her work.
Professionally, Beth studied art at Austin Peay State College, and Christopher Newport College. She has won several regional awards and her work is currently represented in Beaufort and Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Beth explains her creative process in this way, “I initially seek good composition. I zero in on the lights and darks, while keeping in mind colorful shadows or mid-values. All of my paintings start with a fairly dry ground color, not a white canvas, and then blocks of color are added. Very thin paint is applied first and only at the end are details and thicker paints added.” Beth considers her work to be highly representational and generally realistic.
Oil Painting Supply List
If you have a personal preference of oil painting supplies, please know that you may use what you have, paints, brushes, medium, canvas, etc. There are certain items I have found over the years that work best and cause the least amount of aggravation.
Paints: Colors I recommend are: Gamblin cadmium yellow light, Napthol red & ultramarine blue, titanium white & ivory black. Additional colors that are convenient to have: Daler-Rowney burnt sienna, M. Graham cadmium orange, thalo green & permanent rose.
Medium: to thin and mix paint. Walnut, linseed oil, Liquin or Gamblin Solvent-free gel.
Solvent: for cleaning brushes Gamsol (odorless) or Turpenoid (odorless) in a traveling container.
Brushes: Any boar, sable or squirrel bristles are fine. You should have at least three "flat" brushes size 2 thru 10. A "round" brush of any size 2-6. A small to medium size metal palette knife (plastic palette knives are not recommended). Synthetic brushes are suitable to start a painting with, but do not have consistency and long life.
Supports: (painting surface) Stretched or board canvas: 8X10 up to 12X16. The composition sometimes determines the size, plus personal preferences.
Palette: A seasoned wooden palette, metal invoice box or gray plexi-glass. I do not recommend the disposable wax paper palette sheets. They cannot hold up to palette knives and cleaning. As long as the palette is sturdy, neutral color & non-absorbic. It can be your personal preference.
Easel: Table top easels are available for use or you may bring your own.
Misc: smock or apron to protect clothing, nitrile gloves, brush cleaner, soap, clean rags and if necessary shop towels. Many artists are getting away from using paper towels due to excess garbage and leaving lint on canvas.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Class time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
At ARTworks Vass, we encourage you to bring your artful heart along with nibbles and sips to make your experience more joyful.