Instructor Mary St. Germain
Mary St. Germain is a Northeast Florida oil painter who resides and works in Jacksonville, Fl. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Landscape Artists International and The National League of American Pen Woman. She has been recognized in numerous juried shows for her painting skills. Mary’s oil paintings incorporate energetic brushstrokes and bold color. Her subject matter is varied and includes the marshes, seascapes, and tropical vegetation that connect her to the environment. In addition St. Germain’s still lifes incorporate personal objects collected from years of travel. Mary’s work is her personal response to her everyday environment.
Mary teaches the Tuesday afternoon and evening Oil class.
4 week course for adults. Tuesday afternoons 1-4. Ongoing
Taught by Mary St. Germain. Cost is $140.
This class offers instruction focused on the level of the student. Emphasis on color, value and paint quality will be stressed. Class is designed for the beginner and intermediate levels. The students will work from a still life setup or images that the student brings to class.
Proposed Supply List:
(Please hold off purchasing materials until your course has been confirmed.)
This is a list of supplies that I use and will be useful for beginners. If you already work in oils and have supplies please feel free to use them.
Small sketchbook (3x5) and an HB pencil
Palette: I use a piece of tempered glass, a disposable palette is fine. A wooden palette is also acceptable…use 6 coats of linseed oil rubbed into it..allow to dry between coats…this prevents staining and the palette will not absorb oil from your paints.
Palette knife for mixing and scraping.
Brushes: #4 ,8,12 Filbert (ie: Robert Simmons, Grumbacher , hog bristle) Willow Charcoal- a few pieces to sketch with.
Canvas: Frederix or other quality canvas.
Odorless mineral spirits and metal container (Holbein or coffee tin with lid)
Viva paper towels (plastic grocery bags for towel disposal)
*Titanium White Sap Green
*Cadmium Lemon Yellow Viridian Green
*Cadmuim Yellow Medium
These are colors on my palette - beginners will be fine with the colors marked with an asterisk – This limited Palette will teach you about color mixing and warm and cool relationships.
Brands that I use are Gamblin, Grumbacher, and Utrecht.