Canvas 16x20, 20x20 or 20x24 with wrapped sides 1.5” deep.
Close-up color photo of a plant , flower, face of a horse or other non -complex subject
matter. The photo should have good structure or large shapes with not too much fussy
detail. Bring your photo on a thumb drive so you can paint from my large computer
screen or bring your lap top to paint the image from.
Oil or acrylics , if first time painting, bring acrylic paint.
Basic colors - lemon yellow (Hanza or Azo work well) cadmium orange, cad red deep,
dioxazine purple, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, magenta or quinacridone
violet, permanent rose or quinacridone rose, Indian yellow and a large titanium white.
You are welcome to bring any other colors that you have except for brown, grey or
Brushes: bring what you have plus: 4, 6, 8, 10 inch bright or filbert (flat brush with a
curved tip, I prefer the filberts). One small rounded brush for detail (optional). If
working larger than 20x24, bring a 12 inch flat brush.
Palette or large plastic container to put paint in and mix on. I use a 16x20 Grey
Matters paper palette. Swinton’s Art Supplies will give you 10% off all supplies if you
are a student.
Willow Vine Charcoal for drawing the image onto the canvas. Buy the smallest in
*It is important to prep your canvas with a coat of Gesso before doing your charcoal
Cost: $150 for 3 hours of private instruction.
At the end of two sessions: you will have a luminous painting ready to give as a
gift or to hang in a special place in your home, specific instructions on how to be
able to paint full-spectrum paintings on your own.
Additional lessons: $50/hour