A Painterly Approach to Oils with Patricia Sorg

Painterly Vivid Color in Oil:

Thursday Mornings, 9:30am – 12:30pm

emphasis of this course will be on how to think and see like a Painter, and how to capture the effects of light to create more powerful paintings using color and value.

With the natural order of the chromatic palette, students will learn to paint spontaneously with very loose, expressive brushstrokes, and to create drama and poetry in their paintings.  Close attention will be paid to design and orchestration of all the essential components of a painting.

Intermediate and advanced students only.

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


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*

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class