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“Making a Good Painting”Workshop With Deborah Tilby, SFCA, OPAM

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

Two-day workshop August 12 & 13 2022

Price: $250.00

Location: Costin Hall 7332 Lantzville Road, Lantzville

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The NFCA will be hosting a workshop with Deborah Tilby this summer. Deborah has won a multitude of national and international awards. She has been featured in major art publications and is represented by established commercial galleries.

Deborah’s goals for the workshop are described below:

“So many elements go into making a good painting and in this workshop we will cover as many as time permits, including composition, value sketches, black and white studies and blocking in with full colour. We will pay particular attention to making a good beginning. The initial block in can have an enormous effect on the progress of that painting; it can flow relatively smoothly or be a struggle all the way through. I will demonstrate several ways to tackle that initial block in.

I’ll offer individual help and will demonstrate my approach to any problems that arise.

Reference photos will be available but you may bring any that you feel will make good paintings.”

*The workshop is for novice to intermediate level. Demonstrations will be in oil. Acrylic painters are welcome. Max capacity 15 people.

Workshop Supplies List:





-Bring the paint you usually use.

(If you are new to painting, I suggest:

Titanium white

Cadmium Yellow Light or any cool yellow such as Cad Lemon

French Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Phthalo Blue

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red Light or any warm light red

Burnt Sienna or Transparent Oxide Red

Small tube of black.)

-Bring the brushes you usually use.

(If you are new to painting, I suggest: Several bristle brushes and several synthetic sable filberts, flats and brights)

-Palette knife.

-3-5 Canvases or canvas boards (any size you enjoy using) or a canvas pad.

-Palette or palette paper (not wax paper).

-Odourless mineral spirits (no turpentine)

-Linseed oil or water missable linseed oil if using water soluble oils.

-Small containers for solvent

-Paper towel or rags.

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