Fundamentals of Oil Painting ~ With Patricia Sorg

Thursdays afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm

“He who cannot respond to his emotions with some reasonable guidance is incapable of expressing himself in an artistic matter” – Edgar Payne

To accurately convey the feelings about a subject in a painting, it is necessary to understand the fundamentals. This class is designed to introduce the students to these concepts and principles to achieve a successful painting. Students will learn a solid foundation of these components: Value, composition, color, and orchestration.

This class will be excellent for beginners and intermediate or advanced students who need
to reinforce basics or who need to achieve a better understanding of the theory.

Thorough attention to color mixing will be emphasized. Students will work with a limited palette first, and then will move to an extended one.

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class


Painting Materials Supply List

Oil Colors (Colors are listed in the order they should appear on the palette, from left to right, and primarily of Winsor & Newton or Gamblin)

Earth Colors:

Raw Umber

Transparent Oxide Red

Yellow Ochre

Prismatic Colors:

Quinacridone Magenta

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium red light or Cadmium Scarlet

Indian Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Yellow Light

Viridian Hue (Winton)

Permanent Green Light

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Titanium White

Note for beginners , a limited palette will work well:

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red light

Raw Umber

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Yellow Light

Titanium White


Bristle brushes- variety of sizes, #2- #12.

One or more palette knives

Palette and Mediums

Large Palette

Non-glass container with lid

Walnut Oil, or GAMSOL for cleaning brushes

*Note: turpentine, mineral spirits or any other toxic solvents prohibited in the studio*