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"Transparency for Water & Glass in Oils and Acrylics" with Alex Sharma (April 9, 2024)


with Alex Sharma 

Tuesday (10am to 4pm)
April 9, 2024
*NOTE: This is an updated class date from the originally scheduled date!

Art League Academy
(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC)


Oil and acrylic colors can achieve that transparent - almost watercolor - look with deep, jewel-like colors. The addition of a paint medium specific to oils or acrylics along with the application of specific techniques, methods and color combinations, will result in transparent depth and illusion.

Whether painting in an abstract or realistic form, transparency can create the illusion of water and glass, or any subject. Spontaneity of method and color mixing for the subject will be achieved through technique exercises and demonstration.

All levels of experience are welcome!!

This class is appropriate for all levels of oil and acrylic painters!

Ticket purchases to Art League of Hilton Head events are final. Refunds will not be given for missed or classes/workshops.

If a class or workshop is canceled by Art League of Hilton Head a full refund will be given.

Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A list of materials you should bring with you is provided below.
Requirements: Click HERE for a printable PDF of the TRANSPARENCY FOR WATER & GLASS IN OILS/ACRYLICS supplies list.


Bring whatever colors you have in your medium of choice (oil or acrylic) along with brushes, support (i.e. canvas or board, etc.), palette, cleaning supplies, etc..

Have at least the following paint colors:

2 different blues (Ultramarine, cobalt, cerulean or phthalo blue)
2 Reds (Cadmium or other orange-leaning red, and Alizarin Crimson or other violet-leaning red)
1 Yellow (Cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, etc)
2 Greens of your choice Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber Titanium or Zin White

Paint medium specific to oils or acrylics - whatever paint you will be using:

Choose Gloss Medium if you are buying medium for the first time. Gloss is more transparent than matte medium Matte medium is also fine if that is the only one you may already have.

OILS: Liquin by Winsor Newton is a good gloss medium that creates transparency and has a drier to speed drying time.

ACRYLICS: Golden and Liquitex are brands that have gloss medium (Liquitex brand has a gloss medium and varnish combined that is just fine)

Alex will have medium for oils and acrylics on hand for anyone to use!

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Instructor: Alex Sharma
Instructor Bio:
Born into a family of artists, ALEXANDRA SHARMA learned early a unique awareness of form and space that is manifest in her work. A painter, print maker, sculptor, and art professor, Alexandra has a Fine Arts degree and has studied at the Sorbonne, France, and Oxford University, England. Her work spans over twenty-five years and she is known for unique visual imagery in her paintings and her ability to capture the moment as she works primarily en plein air.

Alexandra is a founding member of the Multi Media Arts Guild, Kingston, Canada, and member of Hilton Head Art League, Apple Pie Painters, Northview Group of Artists, and a lifetime member of the American art honorary, Delta Phi Delta.

Alexandra exhibits regularly at the Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort, SC and at ALHH Gallery.

You can visit Alex Sharma's Website, by clicking HERE

Members Get 10% off with code MEMBER

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