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5 hours of instruction. This is a recording of a live class. In it, you will find demonstrations, class critiques, and other helpful information on materials and processes. 


You may follow along with the video and email a photo of your in-progress painted rose to, along with the second video of your finished painted rose. Teresa will get back to you with a critique.


In this online workshop, students will watch a live demonstration by Teresa Oaxaca in which she will demonstrate how to compose and paint a butterfly onto a canvas. Students will learn about color, oil painting mediums, glazing, and texture by painting from photos and using the Sight Size Method of comparison.


A gallery of hi-resolution reference photographs of butterflies will be included as an optional reference.


Students may paint along, ask questions, and receive critiques on their artworks via live analyses.

This class will also be recorded and made available for students afterward. Students who miss live class may receive two critiques by email.



Painting Butterflies, In Oils. (Recording Only)

  • Ultramarine Blue Green Shade (or any ultramarine blue from Old Holland or Michael Harding of another brand of your choice) 

    Chromium Oxide Green 

    Lemon Ochre (or any Yellow Ochre)

    Chrome Yellow Primrose (or a cadmium Lemon Yellow) 

    Lead Tin Yellow Dark (not necessary, just my favorite) 

    Orange Molybdate (very nice orange, but cadmium orange can be substituted) 

    Pozzuoli Red (a fancy name for red iron oxide pigments. Try looking for Venetian Red or English Red too) 

    Rose Madder (or Alizarin Crimson, our Permanent Rose)

    Cypress Umber Raw Dark (or a raw Umber)

    Lead White #1 (or Titaniun white, Flake White Replacement) 

    Bone Black (“Ivory Black” No one makes paint from real Ivory anymore, its just a fanciful name)

    Vermillion (discontinued. Try Cadmium Red instead)

    Cobalt Chromite Blue

    French Sienna


    Mediums- Oleogel-

    Italian Varnish- 

    Canvas Support- One 16x20" primed stretched canvas or panel (

  • To register you must pay in full.  Four days before from the start date you may cancel, a $30 cancellation fee will be kept.  Afterwards there are no refunds for this class.

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