2 DAY ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP 
with artist and tutor Jason Michael Bentley

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August

10am - 4pm

 

Online

£150

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About Jason Michael Bentley:  

I am often moved to make an impression of what is beautiful and graceful. The simple aspects of applying a mark on paper or canvas is a joy, but working with a suite of marks that eventually deliver form is a way of giving life all over again. My drawings and paintings act as an outlet and reference to my studies and curiosities. My work often embraces the discipline of classical applications, yet makes allowances for little discoveries to soak into and loosen the confines of precision.

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Oil has been one of the most famous and widely embraced painting mediums for centuries. It’s durability and versatility are matched by no other medium. However, in the modern context, the demands in process are sometimes only vaguely considered. To make beautiful, lasting paintings, there must be a structure for application. In this two day online workshop, we will examine the tools, mediums, and surfaces that set the stage, and break down methods essential to the process.  

 

Syllabus

Day One

Topics

- Brush employment

- Palette preparations

- Efficient work flow

- Concept of fat over lean and the role of mediums

Project

- Simple colour wheel and value chart

- Beginning the Ébauche

 

Day Two

Topics

- Colour/value analysis 

- The art of direct painting

Project

- Block-in and refinement of final painting

Materials

- Brushes 

A selection of rounds, flats and filberts. If you already have something comparable, that is fine.

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/brushes-2/oil-brushes/cass-art-grey-synthetic-acrylic-oil-brush-set-of-6.htm)

 

- Paints 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/oil-colour/product-type-paint/cass-art-artists-oil-colour-37ml.htm)

Zinc White

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Red Light

Alizarin Crimson

Cobalt Blue (Hue)

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Ivory Black

 

- RGM Professional Palette Knife 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/accessories-1/palette-knives/rgm-professional-palette-knife-3.htm)

 

- Palette Paper 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/brushes-2/brushes-tools-and-cleaning/new-wave-handheld-disposable-paper-palette-pad.htm)

 

Surfaces 

- Cotton Canvas 8 x 10 inch triple pack 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/canvas-surfaces/cotton-canvas/cass-art-cotton-canvas-19mm-triple-pack.htm)

 

- Arches oil paper 

This paper is perfect for testing and practicing before applying to canvas

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/arches-oil-pad-300gsm-not-23-x-31cm.htm?trackterm=arches+oil)

 

Mediums

- Cass Art Brush Cleaner 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/oil-colour/product-type-medium/cass-art-brush-cleaner-oil-paint-dilutant.htm)

 

- Zest It Clear Painting Medium 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/oil-colour/product-type-medium/zest-it-clear-painting-medium.htm)

 

Easel

This is only an affordable recommendation. Feel free to use whatever you may have at your disposal.

- Daler Rowney Edinburgh Table Easel 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/easel-category/table-top-drawing-easel/daler-rowney-edinburgh-table-easel.htm)

 

Cleaning

- Masters Brush Cleaner 

(https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/accessories-1/product-type-cleaning-tub/masters-brush-cleaner-and-preserver.htm)

 

- Brush Cleaning Jar 

(https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicoil-Brush-Cleaning-Tank-Jar/dp/B005Z3QP3S/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=brush+cleaning+jar&qid=1626693223&sr=8-5)

 

- Kitchen Roll (Paper towels)