intro to still life oil painting
Learn the basics of how to paint objects from life and tips for setting up a still life. It's a fun, relaxing, and educational!
In this class, you will learn to use your drawing skills to develop a grisaille underdrawing, measuring techniques, achieve a variety textures and materials with paint, construct objects with perspective—plus, color and composition.
Students will walk away with a completed still life painting and the skills and confidence to do more on your own!
Suited for all levels, not just beginners. If you're an artist with experience, but find yourself stuck, this is the perfect class for you to dive into!
Supply List: (come prepared with a palette of any kind and quality paper towels, like Blue Shop Towels or Viva)
Students interested in this class may want to explore Ben's TUE PM Intro to Landscape Oil Painting class.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who love capturing various objects at home
• those who want to learn more about using oil paints
• those who want to get started with painting
• those who want to learn color and composition
About the instructor
Benjamin Gibson was born in Quito, Ecuador. Growing up, he traveled the world with his parents doing missionary work. This profound opportunity to experience life in exotic places like India, Philippines, Peru, and Argentina gave him a true sense of life’s diversity.
Upon returning to the United States, Benjamin studied graphic design at the Art Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He later moved to California to continue his fine art education at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California.
His art conveys contemporary life while reflecting on the influences of mass culture, technology, environments and their relationships to each other. These experiences are relayed to the viewer through visual symbols, metaphors, and archetypes. This solidifies his intention of creating riveting and provocative imagery, to show the facets of our complex world that are not so easily seen or defined.