Oils with Marcel Desbiens

Paint Luminous Flowers in Oil

Medium: Oils
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
Estimated material cost: $250*

This course is suitable for those with a basic foundation knowledge of oil painting.

Marcel will reveal his secrets to creating exquisite luminous flower paintings using his signature layering techniques.

In this workshop you will:

  • paint layers in a series of exercises followed by demonstrations by Marcel using, alkyd-resin and oil.
  • build a 3D impression from a 2D monochrome or colour layer to full colour from an underpainting.
  • balance tones for a harmonious outcome.
  • create a unique personal composition for your painting.
  • understand the nuances of the Flemish and Venetian styles.
  • produce optical effects by glazing with multiple transparent layers of colour.

You’ll leave this class with a new take on oils and some fresh new works to show off at home!

This class is suitable for those 15 years and older, however if you are under the age of 18 please contact the McGregor Office prior to booking. 


About Marcel

Marcel was born in Quebec, Canada living and studying in the French speaking region.

He studied art at CEGEP DE SHERBROOKE and moved to Australia in 1989.

His search for the ultimate oil painting technique lead him to the Old Masters in the renaissance period. Marcel has been painting and teaching those methods for the last 40 years, winning prestigious art prizes and public art projects.

*The materials cost noted is indicative only if you need to purchase every item. You may already have some of the required materials or tools in your artwares collection and therefore the estimated materials cost will be less than indicated. See the materials lists for more information.