Oil Painting: Colourful Rose (FR)

Monday, December 27th at 6 P.M. (EST)
Duration : 2 hours
Teacher : Julie Donaldson

$35 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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Deepen your oil painting skills through the creation of a beautiful rose! In this two-hour workshop, Julie will first introduce you to all the necessary materials. You will then explore several techniques and basic rules for oil painting. The workshop will end with the making of your rose – Julie will guide you through all the steps, from shaping the rose, to creating a greyscale sketch, to applying the colours.

Open to intermediates.



Part 1: Materials and techniques

To begin, Julie will present all the necessary materials and how to use them. She will then explain some basic techniques and rules for oil painting.

Part 2: Shaping the rose

In Part 2, you will learn how to make a greyscale sketch. You will also learn how to shape your rose, how to visualize and how to render the right values in the right places.

Part 3: Colour application and Q & A

To end the workshop, Julie will demonstrate how to apply the four basic colours: Light Yellow, Light Red, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. She will also tell you more about colour use, mixing techniques and colour transitions. She will then answer all your questions about the techniques and products in a Q & A.


List of materials to bring:

Preparation before class : Paint the sides of the canvas with black acrylic paint. Trace the rose design on the canvas using graphite paper. Fifteen minutes before class, mix the white paint with the liquin, in a ratio of three parts paint to one part liquin. Do the same with the black.

✓ Pébéo XL paint kit (12 x 12 ml)
✓ Gallery canvas (10 x 10 in)
✓ Odourless solvent
✓ Winsor & Newton Liquin Original
✓ DeSerres filbert paintbrushes (sable hair: #12, #6, #4 and #2 or equivalent)
✓ Disposable palette (9 x 12 in)
✓ Metal spatula (medium)
✓ Brush cleaning soap
✓ Easel (optional)    
✓ Paper towel or rag (tip: recycle an old cotton t-shirt!)