Friday, July 13, 2012

Oil Painting for Beginning Oil Artists

I will be teaching a Workshop for Beginning Oil Painting at the Galveston Art League. The cost is $25 a session Saturday, July 14th, 21, 28th and Aug 4th from 8:30am-12pm. Registration is 8:30am - 9am before each session. Each session will cover different topics along with assignments between sessions for you to do on your time.

Registration and workstation setup is between 8:30am and 9am, Workshop is from 9am - 12pm
July 14th: First lesson covers drawing techniques for painting
July 21st: Color Theory
July 28th: Value Studies using Grey scale
Aug 4th: Painting Freely using a Limited Palette

Materials Needed for Saturday 14th
For the First Session Bring the Following:
Small Floor easel if you have one/extras are available if you don't
2' x 2' or equivalent smooth drawing board
Pencils 4b, HB
Charcoal Sticks medium, hard, fine
18x24 Strathmore Drawing Pad
Gummy Eraser

Materials Needed for the rest of the sessions
Oil Paint - A yellow, red, blue and white all you need.
Brands - Maimeri(Classico Student quality) is a good choice if you are on a budget $5 for 60ml tube and has real Cadmium and Texas Art Supply is the only one that sells it local in the Houston/Clearlake area. Choose Cadmium Yellow Deep or Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Red Light, Ultramarine Deep, Titanium White

Or choose

Winsor Newton - More expensive I prefer getting these however I do use the Cadmium Red Light in Maimeri brand. Get Cadmium Yellow Pale, French Ultramarine and Titanium White(two tubes of this if you use Winsor brand since they are in 37ml tubes)

Brushes - I use Winsor Newton Artists Oil Brushes long hair flats(black handle). Get 3 #6's, and a flexible Rigger brush like Grumbacher Goldenedge long handle(red handle).

Mineral Spirits and container with sealable lid. Art stores have ones that have latches to secure it closed with a rubber seal all stainless steal. I use Odorless Mineral Spirits from hardware store.

Refined Linseed Oil - Winsor Newton brand or Grumbacher, small bottle is all that's needed

Palette knife - flexible, 1" blade Lowell Cornell makes some good ones.

Rags or paper towel roll for cleaning brushes or hands.

Bar of Master Soap - looks like a bar of soap which is used to help clean the oil out of the brush and condition it for storage, Art Stores have them Texas Art Supply has it, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Crafts

8x10 or 9x12 Canvas Pad for Oil Painting - comes pre primed ready to paint on

Tape - artist tape, I like Artist tape at Texas Art Supply but use what you can get, white doesn't distract.

I will provide the Palette's for everyone to use unless you already have a big palette, something like 16"x24"

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Working Class

Working Class
16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
Randall Cogburn

A cool painting I'm working on. It's in limbo as of now and will add more detail. I thought I'd post it here for everyone to see. I think I might title it Working Class, as it's a guy heading off to work as a chef at a nearby restaurant.

Blue Crush

Blue Crush
16 "x 20"
Framed Oil on Canvas
Randall Cogburn

Pleased to say one of my beach series paintings sold at the Galveston Art League last month. This one was a fun painting to paint and will have more like this so keep posted.