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Leslie Duke

Leslie Duke

Leslie Duke

Leslie Duke

Leslie Duke

Oil Painting
with Leslie Duke

2-Day Workshop, November 1–2, 2014


207 N. Broadway St., Suite L
Santa Ana, CA 92701

In this special two-day workshop, Leslie will teach you the basics of working with oil paints. In the class, students will work from life while painting still life objects and learning to infuse their paintings with energy and feeling. She will teach fundamentals of composition value, lighing and color, as well as demonstrate simple ways to set up your own still life objects and painting set-ups in your own home studio.

Leslie will provide her own unique point of view while combining the fundamentals to create paintings that are unique, simple, and full of life.


  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Leslie who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Dei, Chapter One, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Leslie who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Show & Tell, Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM

SUPPLY LIST (Leslie recommends purchasing supplies at either or
Students should bring:

  • 3 gessoed panels (cradled or uncradled), between 5 x 7 to 6 x 8 inches—Leslie recommends Ampersand Gessoed Wood Art Board)
  • Oil paints—Leslie recommends Gamblin paints in the following colors, which can be bought individually or in the introductory set to include the following colors:
    • Titanium White OR Radiant White
    • Ivory Black OR Asphaltum
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Umber
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Viridian Green
    • optional: Cerulean Blue
  • Brushes—Leslie recommends buying brushes at as follows:
  • Palette knife: diamond/pointed shape, approximately 3 inches long
  • Mediums as follows:
    • Walnut oil
    • 2 separate small containers for your walnut oil—Leslie uses an empty plastic night-cream bottle with a lid as well as medium cups; any smaller container with a lid will work.
  • Brushe cleaners as follows:
    • Leslie's favorite is Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap. Other good options are liquid dish soap, Murphy's oil soap, or Dove bar.
    • Hair conditioner—Leslie likes to use travel-sized conditioners
  • Apron (old, long shirts work as well)
  • Shop-grade paper towels
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencil and kneaded eraser


  • Leslie will have a limited number of originals available for purchase.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Leslie Duke is Utah-based artist. Learn more about her work at


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, November 1st and 2nd, 2014
Price :: 280


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