Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials with Anna Fox Ryan

October 17, 2019


Thursday, October 17 2:00 – 3:30PM

Join artist Anna Fox Ryan in this demonstration about Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials. Since their founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colours 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 – they believe in sharing their 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 the following:
• Colour Mixing – Navigating Colour Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to colour mixing
• Artist’s Oil Colors – Gamblin’s approach to color making
• Mineral vs Modern Pigments – How to create a personalized palette of colours
• Indirect vs Direct Techniques – Historical application of opaque and transparent colors
• FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors – Benefits and uses of fast-drying, matte oil colours
• Painting Mediums – Ÿ Building Permanent Paintings – Understanding Fat Over Lean
• Supports, Sizing and Grounds – How they affect colour and permanence
• Gamvar Picture Varnish – Understanding contemporary varnishes and controlling surface quality
• Studio Safety – Create without compromise in a safe studio

About the Presenter:
Anna Fox Ryan is an oil painter based in Philadelphia PA. She holds a BFA in painting & illustration from SCAD. Her current work uses pictorial space to explore observations of electromagnetic fields and various levels of consciousness and energy. For more information on the artist please visit www.FoxRyan.com

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register.

October 17, 2019

Granville Island
1360 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S1

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