Colour Confidence


This one-day workshop is designed for participants with basic experience in oils, including those who have participated in Rockhampton Art Gallery’s Oils for Everyone or A to Z of Oils workshops.

You will acquire techniques to produce works that are bold and confident, considering colour and light with an emphasis on building confidence with oils in a variety of subject matter. You will experiment with brushes, your fingertips and rags, while considering colour, tonal values, composition, temperature and focal points.

Group materials, such as turps, oil and varnish, are supplied by Rockhampton Art Gallery. Participants are requested to bring the following materials:

  • Large painting palette
  • Flat, square hogs hair brushes No. 16, 10, 8, 6.
  • One fine brush (e.g. Kolinski sable brush) for fine work
  • Stretched canvas or textured MDF board (40x50cm or bigger)
  • Oil paints (Essential colours: Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Cadmium yellow, Phtalo blue, Ultramarine, yellow Ochre and a large tube of Titanium white. Any extra colours are welcome.)

Mi-Art on East Street, Rockhampton, stocks all of these materials and kindly offers a 10% discount on all materials purchased for this workshop.

Price: $85|$80 Friends of the Gallery [includes group materials and qualified artist educator]

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Beatrice Hutton Room (entry via Beatrice Hutton Room, directly off Victoria Parade)

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery


About the tutor

In 2006 Elena Churilova moved from Russia to Australia as a qualified professional. Inspired by the local scenery - sky, sea, river, houses in the street - she returned to her passion, painting, and began experimenting with various mediums and techniques (oil, pastel, gouache and watercolour) in a style which combines reality and fantasy.


  • Saturday, 15 September 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM


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