Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: September 11–October 16, 2019
Wednesdays, 10 am–1 pm
Cost: $175 Member, $210 Non-members
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Brad will simplify the process of color mixing in this important class. Through easy to understand exercises, students learn to create vibrant and harmonious paintings. Using a limited palette organized around the three primaries and white, students will explore practical ways to apply what they know about color.  Students will learn to use their palettes as a color/value tool.  Exercises will review basic color mixing and color schemes while addressing the importance of chroma, temperature and value.  The class will apply this new information to their own work.  Subject matter will be simple-shape still life and landscape images provided by the teacher. This is a great class for the beginning oil painter or for those artists interested in creating more dynamic paintings. See Brad’s work at


September 11 - October 16, 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Wednesdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Class Information:

Materials List

Properly sealed palette (natural woodor neutral gray). If you use a disposable palette, make sure it is neutral gray not white. New Wave palettes are light, comfortable and an even, neutral gray.
#4,#6,#8 flats and#2,#4 rounds

Palette knife for mixing on palette (a 3" trowel-like knife, preferably with off-set handle)
At least one painting knife, not too small (at least 2 inches in length)
Sand paper block
Vine charcoal or medium charcoal pencil.
Razor blade or sharp pocket knife.
2 gesso or oil primed panels or stretched canvas no bigger than 9x12
several inexpensive canvas boards 11X14 or 12x16
sealable container with Gamsol or Turpenoid OMS (no other solvents or mediums please)
Paper towels
A Pocket Color Wheel
Tubes of paint:
A Warm/Cool Primary Palette: Ultramarine Blue (leans toward blue-violet) Pthalo Blue or Pthalo Green

Alizarin Crimson Permanent or Quinacridone Red

Napthol Red,Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Red Light Cadmium Yellow Light Pure

Cadmium Yellow Lemon Pure Titanium-Zinc White

If you need to buy paint for this class , Maimeri produces a student quality line called Classico with very good tinting strength. You really need to be able to put enough paint out on your palette without worrying about wasting expensive, professional grade pigments so I strongly recommend them for use in classes. With modern organic pigments you can mix pretty intense colors for an affordable price. A palette of their Ultramarine Deep, Permanent Carmine (a Quinacridonered) and Cadmium Yellow Deep can be mixed into a very good full spectrum palette. Remember to get a Titanium-Zinc White too. If you already have a warm and cool version of blue, red and yellow plus a white already then bring what you have.

Materials on this list are available at Ben Franklin in Easton, Art Things in Annapolis or online at Blick, Jerry's or Utrecht 443-362-0438