Landscapes in Oil: 4 Day classes

with Lucy Manley

$125.00 /4 weeks

Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm


Lucy Manley is a popular and well-respected local artist who is well known in the Northumberland County, Peterborough area. Her distinctive painting style is currently displayed throughout the region in many, many venues. Samples of Lucy’s work are also on display at “The Painted Tree”.

This class runs for 4 weeks and during that time students will be introduced to painting in the Lucy Manley style. A new painting will be started on the first and third weeks.

Handouts will be distributed which will include a colour photo of the subject matter, and a copy of a simplified sketch and thumbnail/shape design of the scene to be painted. A demonstration of Lucy’s method of painting will follow with the class painting along. Students will do a quick sketch of their own to plan their composition from this material. Then, working steadily, the painting should be blocked-in by the end of the first class. Lucy will critique the work throughout and at the end of the class if time permits. The painting will be completed at the second class. Participants should come prepared to paint with all their required supplies.


Paint: Oil Paints: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue Light

Brushes: Long Flat bristle brushes in various sizes from small, medium and large (e.g. #3, #6, #8, at very least)

Canvas: Stretched canvas, canvas board or prepared masonite panels in medium sizes (e.g. 12 x 16 or 14 x 18 will do to start) Canvas board is recommended for beginners.

Supplies: Odourless Mineral Spirits for mixing paint and cleaning brushes (please no turpentine!!) for traditional oil paints. If using water-soluble oil paint then water for cleaning brushes and water-mixable linseed oil for mixing paint is necessary. Containers or cups for these liquids; palette for mixing paint (disposable paper palette for oils or a sheet of wax paper will do); paper towels and cloth rags; sketch book and felt pen; plastic table cover and small trash bag; easel such as one for on a table or a standing one


Please note: Due to staff sensitivities to fragrances, please refrain from wearing perfume to class. Thanks!