Glenda Gleaves

With Colley Whisson

August 14th,15th,16th, & 17th
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Colley Whisson

Colley Whisson

Colley Whisson is an internationally recognised artist he was born in 1966 and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. Under the guidance of his father renowned artist Eric Whisson, he commenced oil painting at the age of 20. He has long been considered a leading artist of his generation. His first Solo Exhibition was a sell out at the age of 24 a rare feat indeed. Since then Colley has held numerous Solo and Joint Exhibitions; also writing magazine articles and his 2 Books are sought after by collectors and many libraries nationally and internationally. His demonstration DVD’S were collected by students worldwide. He has long believed “It is not what you paint but how you paint it”. At an early age he had mastered the most difficult technique of all; painting light which has become synonymous with his work. Aiming to paint with precision to convey the purest message possible and striving to capture spontaneous loose impressions each time he returns to his easel. His work has touched many, even his fellow artist expressed the desire to learn from him. He loves nothing more than the challenge of pushing himself to find new subjects to paint. He has been tagged as one of World’s finest young Impressionist painters. Colley has a strong belief that he is not copying nature but giving expression to visual ideas.

Students will learn techniques to skilfully handle paintings filled with sunlight and produce works that are bold and confident. Students will be covering tonal values, composition, brushwork, colour saturation and focal points in OIL or ACRYLICS. Workshops will be conducted in a friendly, inspirational and positive environment. ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!

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Supply List

Subjects:   Seascape, Landscape, Interior & Plein-Air

(Each student will be provided with a reference photograph per studio day)

Archival Oils – Preferred PAINTS available from Dick Blicks Online

Titanium White
French Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Green
Yellow Ochre
Light Red Ochre/Terra Rosa
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light (Scarlet)
Permanent Alizarine

Medium Archival Odourless Lean Medium for mixing paint (Fastest Drying)

Solvents Archival Odourless Solvent for cleaning brushes at the end of the day

Brushes Rosemary & Co

1 x size 12 Chungking Series 2025, Long Flat (Long Handle)
1 x size 1 inch Eclipse Extra Long Combers (Long Handle) or 1 x size 12 Synthetic Long Flat Brush 3⁄4 -1” wide
1 x size 1⁄2 inch Eclipse Extra Long Combers (Long Handle)

1 x size 6 Filbert Hog Hair (1⁄4 inch wide)
2 x size 2 Liner/Rigger Synthetic Long Bristle (1” Long)

Boards loose smooth canvas sheets or MDF/Canvas Boards

   Size                Qty
11” x 14”             2
09” x 12”             2

Backing Board Mount Canvas Sheets onto MDF with cream masking tape. This approach is only if you’re using loose canvas sheets.

Size                   Qty
12” x 16”             1

Preparation Coat canvas with an off white or cream Acrylic paint at a ratio of 50% water, 50% paint. For more detailed information
please refer to page 2.

Easel 1 x Outdoor reliable easel. E.g. Alla Prima Pochade Box or similar.


1 x Flat non-porous Palette or Smooth surfaced Laminex (Formica)
1 x Metal palette knife
3 x small packets of tissues
15 x pieces of cotton rags or your normal brush cleaning material.
1 x 25mm roll of cream coloured masking tape
5 x plastic rubbish bags for onsite waste
1 x small plastic container ”Tupperware” type with lid to clean brushes daily.

These art supplies are a guide only.


Board & Canvas Preparation

(MDF) Medium-density fibreboard is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrillator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure.

1. One coat of primer or undercoat (Apply to seal the surface)
2. One coat of gesso
3. Mix in 50% cream Interior Acrylic House paint and 50% water & apply one coat to tint the surface.


White Canvas:
1. Mix in 50% cream Interior Acrylic House paint and 50% water apply one coat to tint the surface.

Non-Sealed Canvas:
1. One coat of primer or undercoat (Apply to seal the surface)
2. Use one top coat of white Interior Acrylic House paint.
3. Mix in 50% cream Interior Acrylic House paint and 50% water & apply one coat to tint the surface.
ALL coats to be applied preferably with a 3” synthetic brush.
The secret to having a good board surface is so it’s not too rough, porous or not too slippery. I like to call it the Goldilocks formula. It needs to be just right! It can take a bit of experimentation but it’s better for the board to be a bit towards the smooth side.

For a visual demonstration, please view my YouTube board preparation video on this link:


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