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Fall Class

Observational Painting from Life

  • Instructor: Letizia Gentile
  • Ages: Adult
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dates: 09/26/2022 - 11/28/2022
  • Class not held on: 10/10/2022 & 11/21/2022
  • Sessions: 8
  • Fee: $425 / $383 Members
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    Observational Painting from Life – Materials List:

    • Palette knife
    • Gamasol
    • Refined linseed oil
    • Oil and thinner cup (small container)
    • Blue paper towels (Home Depot)
    • Vine charcoal or charcoal pencils
    • 8” x 10” or 9″ x 12″ canvas or canvas board
    • Wood palette or Grey Matters paper palette
    • Bristle brushes, filbert shape in a variety of sizes.
    • OPTIONAL: Masterson stay-wet palette seal box or any airtight container to seal your mixed paint for the following session.


    Student can either choose a full palette or an earth palette, see hues below:

    Oil Paints – Gamblin is a good quality brand

    Full Palette                                                    Earth Palette

    Titanium White                                             Titanium White

    Ivory Black                                                     Ivory Black

    Raw Umber                                                    Raw Umber

    Burnt Umber                                                  Burnt Umber

    Burnt Sienna                                                  Red Ochre or Venetian Red

    Alizarin Crimson                                           Yellow Ochre

    Cadmium Red Light

    Yellow Ochre

    Raw Sienna

    Cadmium Yellow

    Permanent Green Light

    Viridian Green

    Cerulean Blue


    Any questions, contact – [email protected]

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Through observation, learn the classical method of painting a still life with oils. A still life scene will be set up in class for students to paint.  Through a step-by-step process, starting with the Underpainting to Color Underpainting to Final Layer, students will learn concepts such as composition, value, proportion and color mixing.

Underpainting Layer – Composition and the separation of light and shadow

Color Underpainting – Gradation of value to create a three dimensional form

   Final Layer – Application of paint through techniques such as glaze and scumble

This class is open to beginner, intermediate and advanced students.  If you have any questions about the class or materials, please feel free to contact the instructor at [email protected]