This lecture is all about constructing a painting from the support to the ground and final layers, including discussing how the “fat-over-lean” rule in oil painting is inherently flawed. Practical procedures are described to build your oil paintings according to the studies on the conservation of paintings. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers. This presentation is designed for painters of all mediums, but has special application to oil painting.
Digital Image Presentation: One hour lecture
George O’Hanlon is founder of Natural Pigments, a company that specializes in artists’ pigments and materials. He completed fine arts training in Mexico City in 1976 and returned to the U.S. to work as a designer and illustrator. He soon started a lifelong study of historical painting techniques and materials. He established a nonprofit organization in 1999 to educate artists on the tempera and fresco technique of icon painting. He now teaches workshops on these techniques throughout the U.S.