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Ernest Vincent Wood III - Workshop

  • Thu, September 26, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sat, September 28, 2024
  • 4:30 PM
  • 701 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380
  • 8



Oils Unveiled: Demystifying the medium


Shatter the mystique surrounding oil painting in this intensive three-day workshop led by award-winning artist Ernest Vincent Wood III. This workshop is designed for both novice and experienced representational painters seeking to enhance their skills in capturing what they see.

During the workshop, participants will learn the 'art of seeing,' guided by Vincent's unique approach to oil painting. Through a series of exercises, a distinct blend of painting techniques, and candid discussions, students will strip away conventions and uncover their true creative potential.

Participants will explore what makes subjects come to life: light, color harmonies, brushwork, and emphasis on shape and structure. From the humble still life to the challenging portrait, students will learn how to convey emotion and character through their paintings. One-on-one portfolio reviews will also be conducted.

Whether you're a seasoned artist seeking to refine your passion or a newcomer eager to explore the medium of oils, this workshop promises to redefine your relationship with the canvas. Prepare to embark on a boundary-breaking journey where new possibilities emerge with every brushstroke.

Class structure

Day one and two:

  • 9:00a-10:30a demo and talk 

  • 10:30a-11:00a warm ups

  • 11:00a-12:00p painting

  • Lunch

  • 1:00p-4:00p painting

Day three:

  • 9:00a-12:00p painting and individual portfolio reviews

Supply List

My oil palette (most brands acceptable, please avoid student/economy grades) 

  • Titanium white

  • Cadmium yellow medium

  • Yellow ochre

  • Cadmium red medium

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Viridian

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Alizarin Crimson

Toned Palette (May be glass or wood) 

A good mix of flat, filbert, and round brushes in varying sizes. Most brands are acceptable.

Quality painting surfaces.

  • 2 - 16”x20”

  • 2 - 11”x14”

Please have canvases toned with a ground wash before the workshop.  A chromatic neutral can be used, such as mixing cerulean blue and raw umber, thinned with Gamsol.  The goal is to give your canvas a middle value rather than white. 

VOC free oil painting medium and cleaners. If unsure, bring empty containers and some will be provided to you. 

Vine Charcoal

Kneaded Eraser

Paper towels or rags

Models and reference images will be provided.

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The Woodlands Art League’s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement. The organization is organized exclusively for educational purposes and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 


701 Sawdust Rd.

Spring, TX 77380

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