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Pretty Arab Equine Portrait Painting Class with J Douglas

Pretty Arab! Equine Portrait Art Painting Course, all Levels! 8 Sessions - 2 hours each with instructor J Douglas commences Saturday, May 30, 3:00-5:00 Dates - Saturdays: May 30 and June 6, 13, 20 Tuesdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 3:00-5:00 Cost: $128 for 8 sessions, 2 hours each ($8 per hour)

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Pretty Arab Equine Portrait Painting Class with J Douglas
Pretty Arab Equine Portrait Painting Class with J Douglas

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About the Event

 Artists in Middleburg (AiM)

invites you to join us for an art painting course

series of 8 sessions (2 hours each)

Pretty Arab!

Equine Portrait

from white canvas to a signed piece of art


Instructor, J Douglas

hosted by

Artists in Middleburg (AiM)

Dates - Saturdays: May 30 and June 6, 13, 20

Tuesdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 3:00-5:00

Cost: $128 for 8 sessions, 2 hours each ($8 per hour)

Where: Zoom

*A Zoom link will be sent to you by email for each session.

Register: Send your RSVP to Sandy Danielson

by Saturday, May 30 at noon.

Click here to pay:


Come and Paint with J Douglas, an international, award winning artist!

All levels welcome!


Art course

8 sessions, 2 hours each

Horse portrait - From white canvas to a signed piece of art

Instructor: J Douglas

Hosted by: Artists in Middleburg and Sandy Danielson

“There are two types of people in the world. Artists and people that used to be artists. We all created art as children. Some one in your life either encouraged you while others made you feel bad. And for some, it was you that doubted yourself. If you listened to those that didn’t support your art, and you quit, it’s time to reconnect with your creative side again. I believe that anyone can create art. You will start at the beginning and grow from there. I believe in you and I want to help you believe in yourself.” - J Douglas

About the course:

In this 8-day course, all levels of students will create a finished portrait painting from a photo reference. Being able to create authentic paintings and capture the essence of the horse will be a major focal point of the course. We will successfully create emotive paintings from our reference.

Emphasis will be placed on value control, tone, movement and edges. By focusing on deliberate color weaving and maintaining accurate mass relationships rather than rendering, the application of paint marks creates form and energy. Students will use the method of relative sizing to transcribe their photograph to their canvas.

Class discussions will include the advantages and pitfalls of using photo references for painting and how to accurately judge values, edges and forms within your photo.

This workshop aims to guide students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using traditional painting techniques. J will instruct students on how to use photographs to create a drawing that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitates it. He has a gift for helping everyone feel and be capable of anything. J believes everyone is an artist and no matter what level of artist you think you are, he will help you believe in yourself AND you will develop great skills.

Supply List

Links for many items are included to make

shopping easier for you!

Canvas:16 x 20 (get two or three, just in case)

Paints can be student grade. You do not have to buy the expensive oils, unless you want to.

*J will be using Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors unless noted.

Supply list:

150 ml Titanium White

37 ml in the following colors

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cadmium Orange

Alizarin Crimson

Naphthol Red (optional)

Phthalo Blue (optional)

Cobalt Blue

Payne’s Grey (optional)

Yellow Ochre

Italian Raw Sienna (Williamsburg Oil Colors)

Burnt Sienna Deep (Grumbacher)

Raw Umber

Burnt Umber


Cold Press Linseed Oil

Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits

Caliper (these are just fine)

Caliper (High end)

Mahl Stick (some people make their own)

Brushes (These are suggested brushes. If you have an assortment of brushes, you may have what you need already.)

Size 0 Round

Size 0 Long Liner

Paint brush set

Cheap blending brushes

Old tooth brush

Pallet knife (this is just a sample)

Palette (your choice)

This is the one J has used for years

Easel or something to prop your canvas on.

Shop towels (or regular paper towels. They need to be tough. The link is for the towels J uses in his studio.)

Single Dipper Oil Palette Cup Clip (or something to put a little bit of the Gamsol, Linseed Oil and Brush dip in.)

Optional items

Silicone brushes - (he will use them, but not essential)

Brush Dip - 16 oz (this stuff is amazing!)

Brush soap (you can also just use dish soap)

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