I wanted to paint oil on canvas for a long time, but I felt intimidated. When I first attempted oils, I was frustrated by not getting it 'right', whatever that might mean.
Finally a friend who is a great oil painter, Greg Coates, gave me a two hour demo. I came home and tried again, and after a determined few hours, I began to get the knack for creating the surface I wanted.
It was a breakthrough indeed, and I am delighted I persevered, as half the Wingdom collection is in oils.
Very versatile, rich and thick or fine and smooth, it depends on your ideas and whims.
These classes can lead you anywhere. Through my own trepidation at entering the historic art of oil painting, I have great empathy for the fears and hesitancy of new students. Take heart - the world of creativity is yours for the painting.
In workshops I guide you through basic techniques and you take home your own large finishedpainting. Below are the creations from workshops. Please consult the calendar for the next class.