You will be guided through the process of oil painting your still life artwork alongside Daniel. You will talk and learn about set up and lighting, how to make sure your paintings don’t crack, how to use colour and chiaroscuro to create a composition and how to evaluate and adjust your paintings as you go. The aim will be to paint a simple still life during the day that will prepare you to try on your own at home.
All levels are welcome. It would be an advantage if you have used/experimented with oils before, but not essential.
Easels, painting medium and oil paints will be provided, as well as props for the still life.
The student will need to bring their own:
brushes, 1 canvas, palette, palette knife (ideally)
If they prefer, students are welcome to also bring their own oil paints and a quality Alkyd painting medium, to ease the flow of the session.
The colours needed will be: white, yellow cad light, cad medium, red cad, cerulean blue, ultra-marine deep blue, ivory black. Optional: deep lake and crimson red for pinks.
Note: It will be possible to clean the brushes after the lesson.
About the artist:
Daniel J Yeomans studied portrait painting in Florence at the Charles Cecil studio and is a member of the RCA, currently exhibiting two still life paintings at the 140th Annual Summer Exhibition.
He lives in Switzerland, but he continues to dedicate a period of each year to painting, teaching and creating exhibitions in Wales.