Instructor: Don Kolstad
This oil class is open to beginning students. The lessons are presented in such a way that everyone can follow along and find information and success for their own level of proficiency. We cover color theory, various techniques, subject matter, and use of mediums, etc.
1.) List of Paints: I use mostly Graham Paints, Michael Harding and Gamblin pigments. Isuggest using Graham...they are excellent and at a good price. Try not to use a student gradepigment...you get what you pay for! I have a list of colors below that I use...you can bring someof your own colors that can be used as a substitute.*For Beginning Class get the ones with the (*).*Titanium White...I suggest a larger tube...you go through white much faster than the others.*Azo Yellow or Cad. Yellow lightYellow Ochre*Ultramarine Blue*Transparent Iron Red Oxide*Napthol Red or Cad. Red lightDioxazine PurpleVirianOther colors I sometimes use but not necessary for class:Cerulean BlueSap GreenPhthalo blueCad. OrangeAlizarin Crimson2.) 6 canvas panels or stretched canvas 8x10” or 9x12”3.)Brushes: I use all types of brushes, but I mostly use synthetic ones that are easy to clean andto use for some of the exercises we’ll be doing. You are more than welcome to bring yourbrushes.For the Synthetic brushes I use the Silver Brand (1901) or Connoisseur Brand...there are manygreat brushes out there, these are just a suggestion, so get what works for you.Flats # 2,#4,#6Filbert # 4 or #6Round #44.)Odorless Mineral Spirits...buy only artist quality spirits! Gamosol, Turpenoid or Mona Lisawork well. You will need enough to thin paints and to help clean your brushes. 32oz usuallydoes the job to start with.5.) A Silicoil or other covered solvent container to use for thinning paints and cleaning yourbrushes6.)Palette knife, medium size7.)Table top easel...wood or metal8.) Disposable or reusable palette to mix paints9.)Roll of Paper Towels10.)Some small plastic cups for Medium...like the ones you get at drive thru with
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