Painting in Oil

Bev Boren



Fridays, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

$150 Per Session

Class Description

In this class we will focus on SIMPLIFYING THE STILL LIFE

SIMPLIFY!  If in doubt, choose simplicity over all else!

We will go into this class with the attitude that you're experimenting and that it's going to be fun trying something new.

About the Instructor 

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev's paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it's a still life, landscape, or capturing a person's personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

Supply List

If you are already painting and have amassed a collection of paints, brushes, palette, etc., then I suggest you use those materials throughout this class.  But I will list below a suggested list that I will be using. There are many ways to accomplish a satisfying and successful painting.  And the proper tools and materials are always crucial in the practice of a craft.  But keep in mind the most important tool is how you think about and get inspired by the creative process.

That said here is my recommended list:

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Red Medium

Cadmium Red Dark

Alizarin Crimson

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue


Ivory Black

With the list of suggested paints you may choose to work with Winsor Newton Water Soluble Artisan's Paints.  You may choose this route because of the health considerations of eliminating the need for solvents.  You will achieve the same rich quality and purity of color.  I have no hesitation in recommending these paints to anyone.

If you choose to go this route you will need to add the Artisan's Water Soluble Medium.

If you choose the traditional oils I recommend Gamblin Gamsol for your medium

Brushes: A good responsive brush is essential

Filberts in sizes 8,6, 4 and 2

Flats in sizes 8, 6, 4 and 2


I use a board with plexi glass

Canvas:  You will need a number of canvases or canvas panels.  I recommend small canvases 8X10 for practice.  It's important to work small as your're acquiring a grasp of the method.

Also an assortment of 9X12, 11X14

Palette Knife:  A good quality palette knife

Other materials:  You will need rags or paper towels, a container for rinsing brushes, and a good quality easel.