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Painting Finches! 


4 hours and 10 min 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 class, we will be painting finches. Teresa will kick things off at the beginning with a live painting demonstration that first places and then blocks a finch onto a flower. The composition, color, floral arrangement, values, and edges will be discussed.


After this initial "Alla Prima" Demo, the class will continue in more depth and go over glazing techniques and textural overlay techniques. This will be covered in a second demonstration over an existing and dried first-layer finch and flower painting. 



Painting Finches! In Oils, (Recording Only)

  • Supply list- This list is what Teresa Oaxaca uses herself. Please feel free to substitute any colors you find too troublesome to acquire. It is optional to have the same materials for this course. 


    Ultramarine Blue Green Shade (or any ultramarine blue from Old Holland or Michael Harding or 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) 

    Cadmium Orange

    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 (or Titanium white, Flake White Replacement) 

    Bone Black (“Ivory Black” No one makes paint from natural Ivory anymore, it's just a fanciful name)

    Cadmium Red instead

    Cerulean Blue

    French Sienna


    Mediums- Age Refined Linseed Oil, Stand Oil


    Canvas Support- One 12x12” stretched and primed linen 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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