Natural Autumn Landscapes in Oil

Date: 10 Fridays, September 16 – November 18, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Deb Moyer
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Tuition: $240 Non-Members / $216 Members

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Class Description

Using photos as inspiration, learn to paint an autumn landscape. This course is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters alike. Bring your own photo or stock picture of a natural fall scene to the first class.

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- Oil Paints: Any brand, 40 ml tubes. I use Windsor Newton, Gamblin, or Rembrandt. However, Winton paint or store brands are more economical. Sources: Jerry's Artarama in West Hartford Block's Art Supplies in Plainville Michael's
• Titanium white
• Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue
• Lemon Yellow, Yellow ochre
• Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium orange
• Sap Green, Terre Vert green
• Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna
• Do not buy pre-mixed black
- Palette knife
- Paint brushes: various sizes of "round" for oil paint (Long-handled stiff synthetic or natural bristle brushes.) Suggested sizes:
• 1x Size 6 or larger
• 2x Size 4 round
• 2x Size 2 round
• 2x Size 1 round
• 1x Size 0 round for fine detail
• 1x Size 2 Bright (medium)
• 1x Size 8 Bright or larger
• 1x Size 12 mop brush (soft with short handle)
• 1x Size 2 Fan brush
If you prefer a smoother look, purchase various sizes of soft brushes, such as Princeton brand, which are sized differently, as well as a variety of mop brushes to smooth out the paint.
- 4x 11" x 14" canvases
- Ruler and a charcoal pencil and sharpener
- Paper towels
- Odorless Turpenoid and Medium-sized glass jar with lid for used turpenoid
- Mediums: Liquin original and/or Refined Linseed oil
- 2 Small containers for mediums (empty tuna cans, plastic (to-go) salad dressing containers, small jars or lids, anything around 2-3" diameter
- Master’s Brush cleaner and Preserver or Dawn dish liquid
- Small tablet of Palette paper or styrofoam plates or egg cartons
- Container to hold brushes
- Plastic grocery bag (for trash)

About the Instructor

Deb Moyer occupies studio 8B at the Farmington Valley Arts Center, where she loves to capture the essence of nature through her vibrant oil paintings. She believes that the expressive arts have a way to heal and discover greater meaning in life. Deb has developed a series of "Art Break" workshops, inviting others to engage in various art forms and meditation. She is offering those workshops at conferences of educators, schools, non-profits, colleges, churches, businesses, and retreat centers. Her artwork has been shown in juried shows in the greater Hartford area. Additionally, Deb teaches piano lessons in her West Hartford home. Earlier, Deb worked as a broadcast and print journalist, a UCC minister, and a florist. Visit Deb's website.