Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

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Monday February 18

9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Inspired by the American and French Impressionists, students will use oil paint to explore color, light and shadow in this week-long intensive. This series will explore brushwork techniques, cropped compositions, color breaking and mixing colors directly on canvas.

Monday - Friday, February 18 - 22
9 am - noon

Instructor: David McCamant
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels


SUPPORTS: Inexpensive canvas boards or panels. Students who wish to do the homework will need to double the number of panels.

  • 1 - 11" x 14” (OPTIONAL - add one more for homework*)
  • 2 - 8" x 10" (OPTIONAL - add two more for homework*)
  • 3 - 6" x 8" (OPTIONAL - add three more for homework*)

OIL PAINT: 1 - 37 ml tube of oil paint in the following colors: 

  • WHITE - Titanium White (2 tubes are suggested)
  • YELLOW - Cadmium Lemon, Windsor Yellow, Hansa Yellow Medium or Cadmium Yellow Light
  • RED - Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Berium Red (not deep)
  • BLUE - French Ultramarine Blue or Ultramarine Blue 
  • BLACK - Ivory Black
  • MAGENTA - Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red  
  • CYAN - Thalo Blue or Phthalo Blue 

You may bring whatever paint you have as long as they are the correct hues or colors. I recommend inexpensive Windsor Newton Winton student colors.

PAINTING MEDIUM:Neo MeGilp Medium 2oz or Larger

BRUSHES: Recommend Connoisseur brand #2106 pure synthetic oil paint brushes or any artist quality manufacturer VERY IMPORTANT

  • 1 each #6 and #8 Long-Handled Filberts

PALETTE: Gray Matters, palette paper or equivalent

CLEANING JAR: Silicoil cleaning jar or other small jar with lid

CLEANING SOLUTION: 1 – 8oz bottle of artist grade Walnut oil

BRUSH CLEANER: 2.5 OZ small cake of The Masters Brush Cleaner

PAPER TOWELS: 1 roll of BLUE shop paper towels (OPTIONAL - add one more for homework*)

WET PANEL CARRIER: inexpensive cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil or aluminum roasting pan for wet painting transport

Approximate Materials Cost - $100. With Optional Items - $130.

NOTE: Painting techniques will not use any solvent or turpentine, only painting medium.