Williamsburg Oils FREE Lecture and Demonstration

Phil Garrett Willamsburg Oils-cropped


Free Talks / Demos on Painting Materials
Presented by Phil Garrett

March 10, 2022 | 10:00 am – 12:00 noon | Theatre Studio | Space is limited

The Williamsburg Oils lecture is a two-hour free educational presentation that covers topics essential to oil painting. During this event, attendees will learn about sizes & grounds, using oil over acrylics, pigment grind, color properties, oil mediums, varnish-ing, solvent-free painting practices, and health & safety! You will also get the opportunity to do several short hands-on exercises that explore the palette of paint textures due to variations in pigment grind. How pigment load can affect opacity, transparency , brilliance or muting of color . Compare the range of blacks and highlight useful neu-trals and finish with a simple way to do a solvent-free clean-up . Each attendee will re-ceive a color chart, product literature, and a small box of oil paint samples to take home.


Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and the Honolulu Academy, studying under Gabor Peterdi.  He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974.  His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the SC State Museum, Greenville County Museum and the State Collections of South Carolina and Hawaii. He has completed numerous artists’ residencies, taught painting, mural painting, printmaking, and watercolor, in Museum Schools and educational programs in the Southeast.

He joined the Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Program in 1998, and teaches acrylic painting in numerous venues. His prints and paintings are in public and Private collections in the USA, Europe and Japan . In October 2005,  2006 and 2007 he lectured and taught workshops on Acrylic Painting Methods in Art Schools in the cities  of Osaka, Tokyo ,Nagoya , Kyoto and Fukuoka Japan sponsored by Golden Acrylic and Turner company of Osaka. He is the author of  the book INSIDE ACRYLICS published by North Light  in August of  2013 .

Artist’s Statement:  My Work is informed by nature, a kind of mythical nature. The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements, the beauty, grace and ferocity of plants and animals…. Something greater than myself, something I can’t comprehend. Painting and making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject, within myself.