Back to Basics - Painting Class

Thursday Jan 30 and Feb 6 I'll be introducing oil painting at Patris Studios, Sacramento. We'll start at 11-3, cost $45 each class. Oils or Acrylics. Quick Demo of process. 


I'll be teaching everyone a simple process to approach still life painting, that they can apply to all paintings. 


Supplies you need for Oil: Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber in oil paint (student grade paint works great) brushes, orderless turpenoid and a jar or can for it to go in, linseed oil and small container for it, palette - wooden or use a piece of glass, paper towels, and notebook with pen or pencil. 

Supplies for Acrylic: Ivory Black, Titanium White, Burnt Umber (student grade paint works great), brushes, water dish, plastic palette, fluid painting medium (keeps acrylics from drying too fast) a squirt bottle for water, paper towels, notebook and pen

Brushes (may be your most costly investment, but they will last a long time if taken care of)

Filbert - size 4,6,8,10 

Flat - 4, 6, 8, 10 

Liner - Pick one small skinny size 1 or 2 liner

There will be a lot to choose from I prefer the long handled ones. Choose some synthetic bristle some hog bristle for oil, or all synthetic for acrylic. Utrect usually has good sales, University Art is very helpful…. and both I believe give student discounts. Mention Patris Gallery and Studio. We'll be adding Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, and venetian Red to our palette in the following weeks. 

June Still Life Class

Every Tues. during the month of June you can find me teaching at Patris Gallery and Studios in Sacramento CA. The class is geared to help students develop composition, technique, brushwork, and color skills.  

Getting started with the still life

Getting started with the still life

We will weekly be focussing on new areas of still life painting.

Week 1 June 4: Clear Glass

Week 2 June 11: Highly Reflective Surfaces

Week 3 June 18:  Patterns and Designs

Week 4 June 25: Cropping and Points of View

Come for one or all - $35 per class - 10am-1pm 

Bring your own supplies (brushes, palette, paints etc), easels and tables provided along with a large collection of still life props.  


Limited Palette

Limited Palette

Contact me for more information or to reserve your spot. Class will be held at 3460 2nd Ave. Sacramento CA 95817