Catherine Bobkoski – Oiling Out, Sanding, Scumbling and Glazing with Oils (Online); Friday, December 8, 2023

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30PM Eastern Time
Medium: Oil

Breathe new life into your unfinished oil sketches, alla prima studies, or less-than-stellar plein-air paintings! If you have been painting for any amount of time you likely have a few of these piled up. Oiling out, sanding down, and working over old paintings is a great way to develop subtlety and nuance – or to completely reimagine your ideas.

Catherine will lead you through this simple but technical trick in detail, with a step-by-step process that you can apply yourself. Learn how to apply opaque and transparent paint passages in layers over your old work to refine, develop and revitalize them!

Not only is this a great way to revisit old work, but oiling out, sanding, and painting over can be incorporated into your regular painting practice. It is a great way to expand your repertoire of textural effects. Combining alla prima and indirect techniques will bring a new sophistication to your work.

Recommended for oil painters of all experience levels.

Catherine Bobkoski is a still life and figurative artist whose work celebrates the quiet beauty of ordinary things. Her expressive, yet delicate paintings of flowers and still life scenes are exhibited nationally, including at the Oil Painters of America 2021 National Juried Exhibition. Catherine also enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of painting with others. She is a sought after painting instructor with over 10 years of experience and teaches at many art schools throughout Southern California. Students describe Catherine’s teaching style as generous, thorough and joyful. She especially enjoys teaching painting and drawing basics to students in a clear, concise way that is easy to understand. Catherine began studying drawing and painting at The Watts Atelier in Encinitas, California and later at Grand Central Academy and New York University in New York City. She has also studied with many inspiring artists along the way, including Daniel Keys, Dustin Van Wechel, and Vadim Zang.

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About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class by using the online class group. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 
  • To take part, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.