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JANAY EVERETT :: MAR 10+11, 2018 :: Oil Painted Heroes

Oil Painted Comic Book Heroes
2-day Workshop :: March 10-11, 2018
with Janay Everett

207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
[email protected]



The workshop combines superhero and comic book art with traditional and classical painting techniques. It’s a fun way to master the art of painting while having fun. We will learn some simple ways to break down and recreate almost any image that you can use over and over again.

Students will create an underpainting, work with color theory while mixing colors and achieving the “drama” of comics though composition and traditional techniques. We will be working with comic art but the same theories can be applied to any painting. Whether you are painting comics, flowers, portraits, or landscapes, you can use the same techniques to get better and better. We will explore concepts that are good for the beginner or the experienced painter. 


  • Recreating your favorite characters
  • Learning fundamentals of painting
  • Step by step guidance from beginning of the painting to the finishing touches
  • Learning techniques to create paintings at home
  • Combining classical techniques w/ modern subjects
  • Exploration into color theory, painting techniques, composition, materials and etc.
  • Steps to developing your voice and style as an artist

We will begin by viewing some examples of different covers and artist techniques and discuss how these will influence what we paint. Next, we will do a 4-step process to complete day-one’s painting. I will have 4 paintings on hand that outline the process we are going to use. I demo the first step, then the class begins. Once everyone has caught up, we begin the second step together.

I would take time as the students get caught up in each phase to review their progress, help them make adjustments and give additional guidance for next steps. We would get as far as we can for the day and plan to do some touchup as well as what I call "bells and whistles" on day 2. 

We spend 45 minutes touching up yesterday’s piece, adding some details and fun stuff. We begin a new painting that has a slightly advanced technique but builds off of yesterday’s technique. Day Two's techniques are focused more on expressive styles, manipulating the paint, mixing color, creative uses of the brushes and other materials.

Demo will be per stage, one phase at a time, creating more time for one on one’s with the students. Students will be given goals for their specific technique and skill level. At end of workshop, each student with get a hand-out of techniques and exercises they can do at home.

  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Janay 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 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Janay who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM

SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • SUBSTRATES: Any surface will do, stretched gessoed canvas, canvas panels, gessoed boards, Arches oil paper, etc. Bring 2 pieces, sizes should be 12x19 inches or larger
  • PAINTBRUSHES: Mix of brushes large and small, some bristle, some synthetic but all for oil painting. Larger brushes should be flat or bright, small to medium should have a mix of round flat and filbert. Sizes will vary between brands. Keep in mind that the smoother your surface, the softer your brush will need to be. Canvas painters should have more stiff brushes, panel and paper papers should have some synthetics. Recommended brands include Robert Simmons Signet, Rhenish Utrecht, Winsor Newton, Princeton Catalyst, Blick Masterstroke, Trekkell, Monarch, Rosemary & Co.
  • PAINTS: Avoid "hues" if you can as they have less pigment. I recommend Winsor Newton Artists' Oil Color but any brand will do. No water-soluble oil colors please:
    • Cadmium Red (not light or dark, if you have to choose, pick medium)
    • Alizarin Crimson (Old Holland has a nice Aliz Crim Lake Extra, pricey but a great color)
    • Cobalt Blue
    • French Ultramarine
    • Manganese Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Yellow Dee
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Olive Green (Winsor Newton or M. Graham, not Gamblin)
    • Ivory Black
    • Titanium White
    • Optional (Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Green, Paynes Grey)
    • Odorless mineral spirits (Turpenoid or Gamsol)
    • Linseed Oil or Walnut Oil
    • Small glass container with lid
    • Medium container with lid for brush washing (silicoil brand container is nice for this)
  • #6 FLAT CHISEL COLOR SHAPER (This may be found with the sculpting tools, looks like a brush but has a rubber tip for shaping clay)
  • apron/baby wipes/palette
  • PAPER TOWELS (blue shop towels or viva brand paper towels)


  • Janay Everett will have a limited number of art items on hand for sale.
  • 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.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Learn more about artist Janay Everett here.

MARCH 10-11, 2018
Price :: $280







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