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Welcome to Painting with Confidence!

If you’re not enrolled in the class yet, you can do that right here.

How to use the resources: Start at the top and work your way down, or jump to the topic that most excites you. I’ve ordered this in a way that will make sense for most artists, but every artistic journey is unique, so trust your own preferences.

  1. Oil Painting Setup – open to the public
  2. Getting a Great Start – for students only
  3. Understanding Composition – for students only
  4. Accurate Value and Value Choices – for students only
  5. Color Mixing – for students only

Source Photos – for students only

Technique

How do you keep paint from blending when you don’t want it to?

Painting Demos

Alla prima 3 color portrait demo – for students only

Portrait of a girl – for students only

Portrait of people indoors – for students only

Supplies

Paint colors – basic palette – substitutions encouraged.

Titanium White
Cad Yellow Medium
Cad Red Medium
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue Pure

Optional convenience colors used in color mixing lessons
Yellow Ochre
Ivory Black

Canvas I use for larger paintings

Blick Premier Cotton Canvas

For quick sketches I am trying out

Blick Studio Canvas Panels

Paint brushes

Silver Brush Grand Prix Super Brush – Filbert, Long Handle, Size 2

Silver Brush Grand Prix Super Brush – Filbert, Long Handle, Size 4

If you use OMS to clean your brushes, make sure you have an air-tight container, to keep your studio air healthy.

Solvent Free Gel Medium

Upcoming Topics

Deeper dive on color mixing
Brush strokes and edges
Capturing birds in a landscape
Gestures
Atmospheric Effect
Capturing personality
Still life techniques
Painting from photo techniques

SCHEDULE

Sat 3/27, Noon-1:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

Thurs 4/1, 6-7:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

Sat 3/27, Noon-1:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

Thurs 4/1, 6-7:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

Sat 4/10, Noon-1:30 pm CST
Lesson on Composition
Office Hours / Studio Time

Thurs 4/15, 6-7:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

Sat 4/24, Noon-1:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

Thurs 4/29, 6-7:30 pm CST
Office Hours / Studio Time

The topic for April is “Composition” 

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Lesson 
The lesson will be available on the student resources website starting the date listed (I’ll send an email when it’s available). At the zoom on that day the lesson will be presented. But if you miss that zoom, no worries! The lesson is available for you to watch whenever you want, and as many times as you want. And you’re welcome to ask questions at any other zooms (or on Facebook or through email)!

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Office Hours / Studio Time
These are informal, unstructured get-togethers. They are at a few different times to try to accommodate different schedules. Feel free to stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time. This time is for you. 

If you have questions, bring them. If you would like any refreshers on the class content, come ask. If you’d like to paint together, bring the painting you are working on and let’s paint together. If you want to paint but are not currently working on a painting, I’ll have some source material available (not a paint-along, but shared studio time). Or just come visit. 

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CONTACT JESSIE

Questions welcome!
post in the Facebook group, or if you don’t do Facebook, email art@jessierasche.com

 

OUTSIDE RESOURCES

Source photos: Pixabay