Plein Air Oil with Charles White Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 4 classes
Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Discounted if you pay $100 for 4 classes instead of $30 per class.
The class is usually held in the studio at Once Upon A Canvas in the Tannery Building. However, due to COVID-19 the studio is closed currently. We are not exactly sure when it will open up but in the time being classes are held in plein air at locations around Benicia. The locations depend on the weather and wind. Please confirm before Tuesday class with email to find out exactly where the class will be. Contact Linda Peonsin at (707) 326-9369 for details and to get on the list for last minute changes.
Born in Quebec, Canada in 1943, Charles displayed an early interest in art by drawing wildlife in pencil and ink at age six. By age twelve, he was painting landscapes in oil and sold many throughout his teenage years.
His 50+ years of painting are evident in his gardens and landscapes which capture nature's essence by mastering the radiant interplay of light and shadow. Charles' technique creates a luminous multi-layered work inviting the viewer into a world of tranquil beauty.
During the past 25 years, Charles has sold close to 1000 original oil paintings through major galleries; reproductions have sold in the thousands around the world.
Charles has been the subject of many newspaper and national art magazine articles. In addition to lectures and workshops, he has produced instructional videos.
He creates 30-40 paintings each year for his expanding number of collectors. In 2011, he published "The Path Worth Taking" about his life and work.
Check out Charles White's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCmMs2FMFhVNMVaIF0SBQQ
Palette (plastic or glass with disposable inserts)
Oil paints (recommend good quality - Gamblin, Lucas):
- Titanium White (large tube).
- Primary colors:
- Yellow: Cadmium light, medium, yellow ochre
- Red: Cadmium Red light, Alizarin Crimson, Indian Red (red oxide rust)
- Blue: Cerulean, Ultramarine, Prussian
- Secondary colors: Viridian Green, Payne's Grey
Acrylics (Used as base coat for priming canvas): Titanium White and Red Oxide (large tubes)
Sealed container for cleaning brushes
Brushes (avoid inexpensive assortments - they are not well-made - brushes are very important. He buys Rosemary brushes made in England.)
- Rounds: small and larger; Flats: square brush; Filbert: rounded brush with sharp edge. Several sizes; Fan brush: for blending colors, for painting grasses
Canvas: Stretched over bars (recommended), panels (cardboard or wood -- good for beginners).