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Alla Prima Figure Painting with David Shevlino

Painting Materials:
-Brushes: filberts, flats of varying sizes. Avoid soft synthetic brushes and brights. Natural bristle and/or STIFF synthetic are best. Silver Bristlon or Rosemary Ivory series.

For a natural bristle, any good quality manufacturer will do. (Robert Simmons, Silver brush recommended). Bring at least 2 brushes which are ¾” and 1” wide.

  • Medium: refined linseed oil, but not cold pressed (NO STAND OIL)
  • Odorless paint thinner for rinsing/cleaning brushes.
  • Rags or paper towels.
  • Palette AT LEAST 11 x 14 or bigger.
  • Neutrally toned gray canvas or panel: Use Dick Blick matte acrylic
    “warm gray” for toning.
  • Panel/canvas: size range 14 x 18 to 16 x 20 inches. Students need 1-2 canvas/panels for each day of the workshop.
  • Paint cups or old cans. Bring jars or cans for your thinner at least 3” in diameter. Jar with lid for used paint thinner.

Oil colors:
Titanium white
Cadmium red light
Cadmium orange or equivalent
Burnt sienna
Yellow ochre
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine blue
Cadmium yellow light
viridian green
Olive green
burnt umber


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