Sunday, 14 February 2021 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM AEDT

Shop 6, 4 - 14, Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, 2150, Australia

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Sunday, 14 February 2021 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM AEDT

CPAS Studio, Shop 6, 4 - 14, Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, 2150, Australia.



This is a full-day oil painting workshop during which Robyn will demonstrate in steps how to execute a painting focusing on painting sand with wind ripples. The approach used by Robyn is an “Alla Prima” or wet-on-wet.

At around 12:30 we will stop for a 30-minute break during which you can have lunch. Please note that lunch is not provided although there will be some light food.


Please note that this is an oil painting workshop however no turps is allowed. Only Gamsol or any other similar odourless free mineral spirits are allowed. By the end of the day, you will have your own finished painting to take home with you.


Your teacher is COVID-19 aware


This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on the maximum number of students per class)

Due to distancing restrictions, the maximum number of students is 7


From time to time requests are done by participants to paint in acrylics. Robyn’s technique is wet-on-wet and hence due to acrylics fast drying time it is very difficult to achieve the effects that can be achieved by oils using acrylics. Robyn has indicated that will be OK as long as the retarder is used to keep the acrylic from drying quickly, and the person is experienced with blending.  Acrylic painters should also realize that colours and outcomes will vary, and they will need to rely on their own experience to translate the demonstrated techniques to acrylic.


Level: Suitable for intermediates and advanced and beginners with some experience in oil painting


Supplied: Standing / seated easels



Material List

  • CANVAS BOARD or stretched canvas–1 x 12”x16” ( 31 x 41cm) board
  • Use good quality canvas or give your board one coat with a white primer (acrylic house paint works OK) or a VERY LIGHT spray of re-touch varnish. Cheap boards make the job of painting a lot harder as the paint does not flow on very well and you will find yourself filling in a lot of little holes)


  • BRUSHES – A good selection of reasonable quality long, FLAT SQUARE bristle brushes – some small, medium and large. A stiff synthetic round 0 and 2 and also a fine synthetic sable for detail 0 or 00. (Art Basics 101 Flat bristle are good).  PLEASE DO NOT BRING WORN-OUT BRUSHES OR ONES GUNKED UP AT THE FERRULE!  Make sure they are in good condition. A rigger if you have one or a cheap rake brush OR an old hairy brush suitable for grass.


  • COLOURS - Artist quality where possible. I don’t mind which brand you use.


  • REDS              Pilbara Red.
  • GREENS        Viridian
  • BLUES           Blue Black(W/N) or Paynes Grey – Cobalt Blue               
  • YELLOWS     Cadmium Yellow and Australian Red Gold if you have it.
  • BROWNS       Burnt Sienna
  • WHITE           Titanium White



            OTHER ITEMS

  • Standing or table Easel.
  • Baby Oil - for washing brushes only– in a sealed jar – preferably with a grid to aid in the cleaning process.
  • PLEASE DO NOT BRING MINERAL TURPS OR ANY PRODUCT other than GAMSOL or Gamblin Solvent Free Gel. Gamsol is a very safe solvent and doesn’t evaporate into the air as much as other similar products. You will not need much.

Gamsol solvent is used as a medium for thinning paint.


  • A Good-sized palette. You will need plenty of room for mixing colours.

·         Double Dipper or Single Dipper

·         Palette knife for mixing colours. (diamond shaped one – medium sized with fle)

·         Your normal painting kit including plenty of rags and paper towel.

·         Kneadable Putty rubber – thin willow charcoal if you would like to try my method of drawing in.

·         Baby wipes can be handy.



            I will provide a colour reproduction of the subject - and handouts. 



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