Oil Painting for Beginners

Aron Hart is an award-winning artist and art instructor, living in the Seattle area.  He specializes in oil paintings and drawings.  Dedicated to learning, Aron has continued to develop his skills over the years, studying locally and abroad, and most recently completing three years in the Drawing and Painting Atelier program at Gage Academy of Art.
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 5 – 11”x 14” Canvas panels or stretched canvas
  • Paint:
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Naples Yellow Light
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Light Red (Winsor Newton)
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Raw Umber (Winsor Newton)
    • Green Earth or Terre Verte
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Ivory Black
  • You can bring in your favorite brushes to work with, but in case you need to purchase some here is what I suggest to start with:
    • 2 each of #2, 4, 6 & 8 filbert bristle brushes
    • 2 each of #2, 4 & 6 filbert synthetic brushes
    • 1 each of #4 or #6 round synthetic
    • A very good round is the #4 Escoda Modernisia
  • Sketch pad and pencil
  • Palette (glass or wooden, be sure the wooden palette is sealed)
  • Mahl Stick (optional but very handy)
  • 2 trowel shaped palette knifes (Dick Blick style #44 is a good size)
  • Clean absorbent rags (old t-shirts are great)
  • Paper towels
  • Refined Linseed oil
  • OMS – Odorless Mineral Spirits (Gamblin Gamsol is approved at Gage)
  • Brush washer
  • 1 small jar with lid for medium
  • Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal (to store wet paints)
  • White Acrylic Gesso (1 quart)
  • Black acrylic paint (small tube)
  • Bull dog clips (if you purchase canvas panels)
In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. Addressing the foundations of value, warm and cool relationships, and color, Aron Hart will teach methods for self-correction and problem solving.