Painting from the collection
Dutch still-life oil painting course with Celia Gullett
In this four-session workshop, students will learn to emulate the techniques of the Dutch still life masters.
Based on a painting by Laurens Craen in the Gallery collection, participants will gain an understanding of the effects produced by transparent and opaque layering. Fruit, metal and drapery will be also studied, in order to better appreciate the extraordinary and versatile brushwork of this much admired period in painting.
Beginning with a coloured ground and gradually building the painting, students will gain important technical skills and knowledge about traditional oil painting methods.
It is envisaged that participants will be able to incorporate this technique into their own work, whether figurative or abstract.
Suitable for students with reasonable drawing skills and some experience in oil painting. Not suitable for beginners.
About Celia Gullett
Celia has studied at East Sydney Tech (now the National Art School) and at COFA. She has taught at both institutions at various times. She also attended the Charlie Sheard Studio School to learn historical oil painting techniques, which formed the basis of her own year-long course, which she has taught in Annandale for seven years. Celia has shown at the Tim Olsen Gallery for a decade.
Day 1: Sunday 10 June
Application of ground and tonal underpainting of a section of the painting
If you work fast you may do a second underpainting.
Day 2: Monday 11 June
Second layer, application of tints
Day 3: Sunday 17 June
Glazing for shadow and colour
Reinstate tints, if needed
Day 4: Sunday 24 June
Reglazing of areas where necessary, to deepen shadow and enhance colour
Application of tints to strengthen solidity
Application of highlights
Materials to bring
- Your selection of oil paints
- A palette or pad of disposable palettes
- Brushes of varying sizes, 2-10, hog hair and soft hair
- 2 jars with lids
- 2 acrylic pre-primed linen canvases no larger than 18 × 20 inches
- Odourless solvent (NO TURPS ALLOWED)
- Apron or old t-shirt
Image: Laurens Craen Still life with imaginary view (detail) c1645–50, gift of Sir Arthur Downes in memory of his uncle JF Downes and of his cousin FWA Downes HLA 1929
Sun 10 + Mon 11 + Sun 17 + Sun 24 June 2012, 10am–4pm
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
Cost covers 4 days and includes light lunch on each day (please specify any dietary requirements).
No single-session bookings.
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.
Duration 6 hours