First Still LIfe Class

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Will Kemp offers an Advanced Still Life Class as part of the Will Kemp Art School. Since that is the style of art I really love, I decided to give his class a try.

I live in a retirement community. I used to paint still life in oil paints, but that was nearly 15 years ago. There is a large Art Room for our use, but they’d prefer that we work without solvents. That limits media to acrylics and water colors, neither of which I like working with.

A friend recommended I try water mixable oil paints. I exclaimed, ‘Who knew!?!?’ I found a beginner set of Winsor Newton Artisans. I posted some samples of the early pieces I did using those paints.

I supplemented that set with the few additional colors recommended for this class. I re-learned a great deal by taking Will’s class. Here’s the painting I completed there.

SM Still Life Trial

Trial WSO Paintings

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Painting with WSO

I went on to Will Kemp’s Beginners Still LIfe videos with the WSO sample colors. I wanted to see if I could work with them.  The Slver Goblet showed good reflections and the Grapes and Green Tomato looked good too, even though the chiaroscuro got away from me.

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WSO Silver Goblet
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WSO Green Tomato and Grapes

Will Kemp also offers an Advanced Still Life course. I bought it and did this lovely setup. The oranges reflect beautifully in the mahogany table.

Still Life Trial

There are several other course available on his site. I found him to be a wonderful teacher. You may too. Will Kemp’s Courses.

I painted with the Royal Talens Cobra set of Water Mixable Oils. I got the 10 color set from Dick Blick. You can get the set by clicking the photo.

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