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Mastering Oils: Renaissance Glazing

  • Greenville Center for Creative Arts 101 Abney Street Greenville, SC, 29611 United States (map)

Mastering Oils: Renaissance Glazing

Instructor: Kymberly Day

6 Week Class starting April 18

Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: Basic drawing and painting skills encouraged, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 GCCA Members

This class teaches how to use oil paint and mediums in the manner of Renaissance glazing techniques. Through the subtle buildup of translucent and semi-opaque layers & a combination of mediums, we will step by step cover a glazing process that adapts that of Early & High Renaissance period painting, from preparing the canvas surface properly to completion. This class is of greatest benefit to painters with strong drawing skills and painting experience already.

Sign up through GCCA’s list of Spring classes here.

Materials List

Oil Paints:

titanium white

cadmium yellow light

indian yellow

cadmium red light

alizarin crimson or quinacridone red

sap green

terre vert

cerulean blue

cobalt blue

ultramarine blue

dioxazine violet

burnt umber

raw umber


vandyke brown

prussian blue

Brushes (close to these sizes):

2 flats, natural white hog bristle, #12 and #8

2 brights, natural white hog bristle, #3 and #6

2 rounds, #1, #6

goat hair oval mops, #1/2 and #1


#0 sable or fake sable

try round, flat, and filbert brushes of various sizes

Other supplies:

16”x20” stretched canvas

large, lidded palette

metal palette knife

jar with lid for solvent, or “silicoil” brand container

linseed oil

Galkyd lite painting medium

odorless paint thinner, preferably Gamsol brand

cloth paint rags, preferably “Goodwipes” from Goodwill,

a roll of Viva brand paper towels (because they are not textured like other brands)

paintbrush soap or dish soap