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Oil Color Palette Mixing for Still Life Painting with Christine Lafuente

  • 14 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
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Oil Color Palette Mixing for Still Life Painting with Artist-in-Residence Christine Lafuente - Aug 2022

This one-day workshop will focus on how to set up a palette, mix oil colors, and establish tonal relationships in a still life painting.  

The morning will include lecture and demonstration, followed by an afternoon of painting with individual instruction. 

Sunday August 14th, 10:00am to 4:30pm with a lunch break at 1pm

$105 ($95 for members) 

Artists of all levels and styles are welcome.  Geared to painting in oils, but Students are welcome to work in other painting or drawing mediums. 

Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

About the instructor: A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Christine Lafuente received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991.  She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to earn a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  There she was awarded a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel.  While Artist-in-Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial from 1997 to 2002, she began teaching and studied at the Barnes Foundation.  In 2003 she moved to Brooklyn NY, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College.  Christine currently lives and works in Brooklyn throughout the year and spends summers painting in Maine.


Suggested Materials List

Notebook or small sketchbook to take notes

Viewfinder, any kind

Suggested Oil Colors, artist grade

- Burnt Sienna

- Ultramarine Blue

- Titanium White or Titanium/Zinc Blend AND/OR Lead/Flake White

- Yellow Ochre

- Ivory Black

- Cadmium Red Medium or Light or Scarlet* *AVOID “HUE”s

- Cadmium Yellow Pale or Light*

- Lemon Yellow

- Cobalt Blue*

- Alizarin Crimson

- Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep*

- Cerulean Blue*

- Raw Umber

- Raw Sienna

- Rose (either Rose Madder or Permanent Rose)

- Greens: Sap Green, Terre Verte, Viridian

- Tints: Kings Blue, Jaune Brillant


-A decent range (at least 10) of mid-size to large (#4-#12) Hog Bristle brushes in a variety of flats, rounds, and filberts. Use good quality, good condition brushes.

-A few Sables or synthetics are fine, but the majority should be hog bristle.

Basic Mediums

- Odorless Mineral Spirits/Turpenoid/Gamsol

- Cold-Pressed or Refined Linseed Oil (Artist Grade only)


At least 1, but as many as you like:

-Mid-Size Surfaces: ex. 12x12, 11x14, 12x16, 14x18. Suggest WHITE GROUND

-Cotton or Linen Canvas. Must be adequately primed with either acrylic or oil ground.

LARGE Palette: 12 x 16 or 16 x 20 Disposable white paper palette pad for making color charts

Board to put under palette pad, and clips to clip the pad to the board

Palette Knives: 1 or 2, should be metal, tapered, with a “dog leg handle”, good for mixing

Double Palette Cups, 2-inch diameter, can clip on palette

Brush-cleaning container preferably with interior porous cup or coil so that sludge can settle

Large glass Jar with Lid for used turps

Rags: LOTS! Should be absorbent cotton and/or a Roll of Viva paper Towels or Shop Towels

**ArtWaves has many supplies on hand at the studio that are available for students to use. Please reach out if you would like to learn more! We are happy to help make this class a fantastic experience for you however we can. 

If you need to cancel your registration, please email office@artwavesmdi.org. Your account will then reflect a credit that may be used toward future classes.

If you already have a credit and would like to apply it to this class, please contact office@artwavesmdi.org before registering!

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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