Adventures in Cadmium-Free Oil Painting with Jimmy Leslie and Winsor & Newton
October 22, 2020
Thursday, October 22 2020 – 11:00AM
Join Winsor & Newton Resident Artist Jimmy Leslie as he introduces Winsor & Newton’s newest additions to their Artist Oil Colour range – Cadmium-Free Colours! Over the course of his demo, Jimmy will explain the value of using Cadmium-Free paints, talk about their mixability, and highlight how they can be integrated into your own oil painting practice. In order to show these new paints in action, Jimmy will work on an in-progress painting and present two finished pieces; all painted using colours from Winsor & Newton’s Artist Oil Colour Cadmium-Free selection and favourites pulled from the existing colour range. This live-painting experience will allow Jimmy to go through some oil painting basics, as well as allowing attendees an opportunity to ask any oil-painting related they may have. This will be an incredible presentation for artists looking to build their knowledge of alternatives to environmentally-impactful Cadmium colours, take their first steps into oil painting, or experience Jimmy’s inspiring teaching style for themselves!
- The 9 new Winsor & Newton Cadmium-Free Artist Oil Colours: Cadmium-Free Lemon, Cadmium-Free Yellow Pale, Cadmium-Free Yellow, Cadmium-Free Yellow Deep, Cadmium-Free Orange, Cadmium-Free Scarlet, Cadmium-Free Red, Cadmium-Free Red Deep and Cadmium-Free Green Pale.
- Titanium White Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Colour
- Winsor Blue Red Shade Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Colour
- Sansodor thinner
- Liquin Original alkyd oil painting medium
- Artists Oil Brush, Flat size 6
- Jimmy will be painting on a gessoed sheet of Winsor & Newton Professional 140lb cold-press watercolour paper
About Jimmy Leslie
Jimmy Leslie is a painter, former college art professor and currently Resident Artist for the fine art brands Winsor & Newton and Liquitex. Jimmy directs their education program, The Fine Art Collective, and works with the W&N team on new product development. Of his personal work, Jimmy says, “I am constantly trying to achieve simplicity in my paintings which continues to be a lifelong challenge”. When teaching, Jimmy enjoys sharing the processes surrounding this challenge and seeks ways to convey information to students in a clear and concise manner which helps them overcome stumbling blocks.