The Translucent Subject & Solvent-Free Oil Painting
with Melissa Weinman
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Date: February 25 and 26, 2017
Skill Level: All levels
Click to Register: http://www.whidbeyislandfas.com/workshop-pay-melissa-weinman
Fruit, flowers, and glass are beautiful subjects because they glow. It is their illusive translucent nature that allows them to transmit light and color, but also makes them such challenging subjects. In this two-day workshop we’ll learn and practice the mechanics of translucence, and how it varies from painting opaque and transparent subjects. We accomplish this by painting small studies while developing a still life painting.
I’ll also coach you through compositional strategies and demonstrate oil painting techniques with both brush and palette knife. Additionally, you’ll learn to oil paint without toxic fumes. During this two-day workshop we’ll learn how simple and important it is to paint without petroleum distillates. (Please do not bring solvents like turpentine or odorless mineral spirits to class.)
DAVINA HELIANTHUS, 30" X 40", oil on linen on panel, 2016, by Melissa Weinman
“Walnut Oil has been used interchangeably with linseed oil for over a thousand years. It flows more freely, and has less tendency to crack or yellow. Today it is known that Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci and Durer generally favored walnut oil over linseed oil.” –from M. Graham & Company materials.