Next Class: TBA (two-part)
Level: Beginner Level II
Prerequisite: Some experience with oils, mixing and matching colors.
Materials: You will bring your own oils, brushes, palette knife, medium, and canvas. (8×10, 11×14). Hobby Lobby paints used in “Introduction to Oil Painting” are acceptable.
*old enough to focus, follow instructions, and safely use the associated chemicals.
In this class the instructor will walk you through the steps of creating a specific painting, “Alpine flowers”. We will work from a photo, provided by the instructor. This is the perfect class if you want to take the next steps in oil painting, and would like guidance to improve your skills and complete a project for your walls.
Week 1: Composition. Background colors and values. Mountain & trees, indistinct flowers..
Week 2: Additional flowers, highlights.
Example of Brian’s Work
Brian Cragun discovered his inner artist in 2001. He loves painting on location (plein air), “I take great delight in the rich sensory experience of being on location and seeing the color and light directly. Nothing is as satisfying as capturing that moment forever on canvas.” He also produces larger studio works.
He has studied with award winning plein air artist Marc Hanson, and award winning Kami Polzin of Stillwater. Most recently he has studied with Dick Horrocks of Utah. He has also taken classes from Greg Caron and Susan Hong-Sammons.