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Indirect Painting:
Luminosity Through Layers

Unlock greater depth and character in your work by understanding the craft, methods, and materials of painting. No more muddy colours and disappointing mixes—engage with the techniques of indirect painting, gain insight into your palette, and elevate your skills.

Instructor: Mark Thompson
Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s):
Aspiring, Emerging, Accomplished, Professional, Master
Mediums: Acrylic, Egg Tempura, Oil

Not sure what stage you are? Visit our How It Works page for details.

Starts on May 28, 2023
May 28 | June 4 | June 11 | June 18 | June 25 | July 2
6 sessions, 2 hrs each, weekly
12pm – 2pm MST


Note: Price in $USD

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    Course Description

    Do your paintings lack a certain something?
    Looking for a way to make them glow?

    The luminous quality of the Old Masters was achieved through indirect painting—working in layers to create a sense of depth.

    Come explore the craft of painting, its methods and materials, and find context through the lessons of art history.

    In this six-week course, we will work with traditional methods and modern materials and create paintings that open up a new world for beginner and established artists alike.

    Subjects covered:

    • Substrates & preparation
    • Paint and brush selection
    • Laying out a palette
    • Painting mediums
    • Studio best practices and safety
    • Hue, value, and chroma
    • And many more…
    Supply List

    Basic Palette of Colours:

    • Ultramarine
    • Cerulean
    • Cadmium Red
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Yellow Ochre / Raw Sienna
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Viridian
    • Transparent Red Oxide / Burnt Sienna
    • Ivory Black
    • Raw Umber
    • White of your choice

    Other Supplies:

    • Brushes of your choice
    • Mediums: Liquin (Winsor & Newton) or Neo Megilp (Gamblin), linseed oil, Gamsol.
    • Optional: Lean medium (Chelsea Classical
    • Surface: primed panel or canvas—covered in lesson one
    • Palette
    • Shop towels or rags
    • Charcoal or pencil
    Instructor Bio

    Born in the Fenlands of Eastern England (1972), Mark went on to study painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

    His early memories of the land informed his studies, and he continues to explore the inextricable link between landscape and memory in his current body of work.

    After completing his degree in 1997, he won first the Duveen and then the Rootstein Hopkins travel scholarships, which took him to Iceland, Norway and Finland.

    Mark’s experiences in these harsh Nordic landscapes inspired his first solo exhibition at the Proud Galleries in London (1999).

    Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
    Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
    Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
    Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
    Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
    Artwork by Michaela Hoppe