Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks:  March 6-April 10
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $235 Non-members
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Still life painting is a wonderful training ground for learning how to paint, in addition to being a wonderful genre of its own.  In this fun class, Brad will walk students through the process of creating a well-composed, harmonious and convincing still life. There will be several demonstrations in addition to Brad’s individual instruction while students work on their own paintings. Lessons will focus on how light works; choosing props; principles of composition, developing a concept to create a unified painting, understanding how to use your materials, getting brush strokes to work for you, using and harmonizing color, and creating atmosphere.  Two different approaches to still life will be explored:  Alla prima and under-painting with glazing (a solvent-free glazing medium will be used).  This class is appropriate for anyone who has taken basic drawing.



March 6 - April 10, 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Wednesdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Class Information:

Materials List

• Properly sealed palette, natural or neutral gray (Disposable palettes should be neutral gray)
• 2 palette cups (should be able to clip to your palette)
• Hog hair bristle brushes: #4,#6,#8 filberts and #1, #4 rounds
• Synthetic brushes: #4, #6, #8 filberts, #1 and #4 rounds (Robert Simmons Titanium or Silver Ruby Satin)
• A painting knife (suggested: Liquitex Free-Style #5 small painting knife [blade is 2.5 inches] or similar)
• Palette Knife (like Blick Style 132 painting knife [it's not high quality but will last a little while)
• 2 Primed linen canvas boards (Fredrix Pro Series Belgian Linen Boards or similar) 8x10 or 9x12
• Less expensive canvas boards. Suggested amounts and sizes: 6x8 (x4) 8x10 (x2) to 9x12 (x2)
• Paper towels or shop towels
• A Pocket Color Wheel
• Some small trash bags
• If you want to try painting solvent free, 4.2 oz Gamblin Safflower oil or 4 oz Graham Walnut oil
• IF NOT painting solvent free bring Gamsol OMS. No other mediums or solvents please.
• Tubes of paint:
For solvent free painting I've been using M. Graham walnut oil paint. If using the M. Graham paints, get the color with the asterisk by it. If you already have paint you can paint solvent free with linseed based paints too. You can use either safflower or walnut oil.

Ultramarine Blue
Prussian Blue*or Pthalo blue Anthraquinone Red* or Alizarin Crimson Pyrrol Red* or Cadmium Red medium Azo Yellow* or Cadmium Yellow Light Indian Yellow*
Mars Black* or Ivory Black Raw Umber
Burnt Umber Transparent Oxide Yellow Transparent Oxide Red
White (Titanium/Zinc mix)
(If using Graham, get Titanium White Fast Dry Formula) Please email with questions about the list:

Materials on this list are available at Ben Franklin in Easton or Art Things in Annapolis