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Luminous Life – Spring Flowers!

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This class is full, and we are no longer taking registrations.

Mondays, May 6, 13, & 27    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Oksana Zhelisko

Open to acrylic or oil painters

Emotion is the key to a successful painting. You want your paintings to be a form of visual poetry, rather than a simple observation of the subject. You want your viewers to experience your emotional response to the subject. In this series of classes learn how to use your brushes and vibrant colours, transparent and opaque, to capture the living beauty of flowers. Your instructor will assist you in composing your work, and show you how to bring new liveliness to your painting.

Bring your own flowers or work from your own reference photos.

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. Visit Oksana’s website, www.zheliskoart.com.

Supplies:  Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • Support: 1  8x8” canvas and 1  10 x10” or 11x14” canvas
  • Paints, based on Gamblin (oil) or Holbein (acrylic): Titanium White    Transparent Orange    Napthol Scarlet (acrylic: Pyrrole Red)    Quinacridone Magenta    Alizarin Permanent    Radiant Blue (acrylic: Aqua Blue)    Payne’s Grey    Phthalo Turquoise    Hansa Yellow Light    Green Gold    Sap Green
  • Medium: oil: Galkyd Lite; acrylic: Gloss medium
  • Brushes: Princeton Bristle Filberts (or similar): #2, #8, #14; synthetic brush 0.1 (very small) for details
  • Palette: Wooden, plastic, or disposable palette paper
  • Bring reference photos if you wish plus suitable art clothes, hand-/tea towel, soft clothes for brushes, snack, drink, & notebook.

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