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Acrylic or Oil – Eyes


Tuesday, November 26    6:00 PM -  9:00 PM

Instructor: Oksana Zhelisko

Eyes can be a challenge for the figurative artist. Creating expressive eyes with a spark of life in them needs know-how. Now you can improve your abilities to paint realistic eyes, and this will in turn help you to create better portraits. The instructor will explain anatomy, make you aware of necessary details, and show you practical techniques in her demonstrations.

About the Instructor:  Classically trained in Eastern Europe, Oksana began her career as an artist in L'viv, Ukraine. Oksana entered the Ivan Trush College of Decorative Arts in 1996. There she studied all aspects of art and decided to make painting, especially of murals, her specialty. In 2001, she held her first solo exhibition at the L'viv University of Ivan Franko. Oksana brings her training, skill, and passion to her painting, and she is versatile in expressive styles. She is adept at many genres, including portraiture, still life, and landscape.

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies: Professional-quality paint (based on Gamblin Oil or Holbein Acrylic):

  • Titanium White
  • Radiant Red (oil); Holbein Shell Pink (acrylic)
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Raw Sienna
  • Napthol Scarlet or Cadmium Red Light
  • Transparent Earth Red
  • Asphaltum or Burnt Umber
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Radiant Violet (oil, optional)

MediumOil: Galkyd or Galkyd Lite        Acrylic: Gloss or Satin Medium

Canvases: 3  small canvases or gesso boards (for example, 6”x 6”, 8”x 10”, 5” x 7”)

Brushes: (based on Princeton) #2, #4, #8 Filberts + Liner #1. Bring your own brushes as well

Palette or palette paper

Bring art clothes, hand-/tea towel, paint rag, notebook, snack, drink

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