George O’Hanlon (Natural Pigments) Painting Best Practices  Workshop

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Natural Pigments spent years developing a technical workshop to teach skills that are not taught in art school and universities—a thorough understanding of artist’s materials and tools, what they are designed to do, when to chose them and how to provide considerable longevity to your finished work. Painting Best Practices workshop covers the most important aspects of painting that have proven to be the best practices over the centuries. The workshop begins with a review of the leading causes of damage to paintings. We review painting supports to help you choose the best one, and the most suitable grounds for each type of support. We review factors influencing the embrittlement of paint and what artists can do to prolong its life. Throughout the workshop we provide recommendations involving different supports, grounds and painting techniques that will help you make technically-sound paintings. Practical procedures will be clearly explained and demonstrated on how to build your oil paintings based on conservation research during the past century. This workshop is designed for painters of all mediums, but special emphasis is given to oil painting. No materials are need to bring to the workshop, only your notebook. workshop-flyer What Others Say About It Absolutely necessary and excellently delivered— Painting Best Practices is a workshop that addressed questions I have had about my practice for years and, due to Mr. O’Hanlon’s clear and genuine love for art and concern with its best possible development and preservation, the information was faultlessly structured and extremely well delivered. I have filled a whole book with copious notes.—Jo Fraser, London We spent three days deeply immersed in the study of artists materials—the history, chemistry and proper use of everything we use as painters. Every artist striving to do good work needs this information. If you have a chance to take this workshop, jump at the chance. The information will change your artistic life. I can’t overstate that enough.—Ryan Brown, Springville, Utah