An introduction to oil painting focusing on architecture and streetscapes as the basis for the study of light, color and form.


Students will develop and expand their painting skills.  Emphasis is on an understanding of the proper use of materials, using discussions and demonstrations to create effective works of art at each skill level.


This is a 4 day workshop which meets over two weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August TBA, 6-8PM

Where:  Mississippi School of Folk Arts, 209 Franklin Street, Natchez MS



A Introduction to architecture and street scape oil painting and techniques

B Preparation of the painting surface

C Understanding color through use of a limited palette

D Setting up a Still Life

E Varnishing painting

F Presentation of painting


Supply list for Ann Faillace Oil Painting Class

Oil paints

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red Medium

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cadmium Lemon Yellow

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Transparent Red Oxide

Optional colors:

Yellow ochre

Burnet Umber

Raw Umber

Gamsol- odorless Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner

Glass jar or metal oil medium container for thinner


Simply Simmons Multi Media Brushes best for this class

Filbert brushes long handle sizes number 4, 6, 8, and 10

Bright long handle size number 2

Canvas panels (3) 11"x 14"

Palette Knife

Palette for Oil choose what you like

  • Can use a piece of glass
  • Palette paper
  • Plastic oil palette

Paper towels


Soft vine Charcoal

Apron for painting

Gloves (medical)

Bag for trash

Crafted Gallery and Art Supply in Natchez has these supplies at a 10% discount for this class

Oil Painting for the Beginner by Ann Faillace, street scapes and architecture


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