Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials

Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 3:30pm to 5pm
Fee: $5. for non members at the door, free for members
Location: Arts Wayland Studio at Community Arts, 107 Concord Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
Space is limited. Please register by email to: info@artswayland.com
Include your name, email and phone #.
or Phone: (774) 421-9211

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials

Since our founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer and more permanent.  Gamblin's dedication to today's oil painters extends beyond offering the finest possible materials – we believe in sharing our knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions. 

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials, a 90 minute Lecture Demonstration will cover:

·         Color Theory – 2-dimensional vs 3-dimensional Color Space

·         Color Mixing – Navigating Color Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to color mixing            

·         Artist’s Oil Colors – Gamblin’s approach to color making

·         Mineral vs Modern Pigments – How to create a personalized palette of colors

·         Indirect vs Direct Techniques – Historical application of opaque and transparent colors

·         FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors – Benefits and uses of fast-drying, matte oil colors

·         1980 Oil Colors – True Color. Real Value.

·         Galkyd Painting Mediums – Focus on working properties and choosing the right medium

·         Solvent Free Painting Mediums - Supports broad range of techniques with minimal compromise.

·         Building Permanent Paintings – Understanding Fat Over Lean approaches

·         Supports, Sizing and Grounds – How they affect color and permanence

·         Gamvar Picture Varnish – Understanding contemporary varnishes and controlling surface quality

·         Studio Safety - How to create a safe studio environment using Gamsol OMS

Gamblin will provide class with FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples

About the Presenter

Kristina Carroll is an illustrator and fine artist. She received her BFA from the School of the Visual Arts and has studied with Donato Giancola. Kristina has taught illustration and painting courses at colleges around New England. She specializes in fantasy illustration with a magical realism theme.  Kristina has worked for Wizards of the Coast, Realms of Fantasy and Fantasy Flight Games and shown in museums and galleries around the country. She was awarded the Bronze Medal from The Society of illustrators West and was a finalist in the 2013 Art Renewal Center Salon. She was included in the Leurzer’s Archive of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. Her work can be seen at www.kristinacarrollart.com