Autumnal still life painting with Sam Clayden

by Cass Art

Artist Sam Clayden brings us this wonderful tutorial where he showcases his colour palette painting an autumnal still life and show his reliable process for painting. Sam goes through the fundamentals of basic colour theory with just 3 easy to remember steps. Enjoy!

In this tutorial Sam uses a selection of toxic free pigments from our Cass Art Artists' Oil Paint set. This is range is a porfessional grade oil colour produced with the highest possibel level of pigmentation. They have a rich buttery consistency and each colour offers excellent results with maxiumum lightfastness and permanance ratings. you can also explore the full range here. 

Sam's surface in this video is the Amersand Gessoboard 3mm. These boards have been primed with the finest quality acrylic gesso, meaning the ground does not dull colours and the wonderful lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control.Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardboard™ and Archiva-Seal™ technology, the surface is acid-free, non-yellowing, and archival and perfect for all painting styles and approaches.

In terms of brushes he uses the Cass Art Synthetic Brush Set of 6. These brushes are ideal for use with all brands and types of oil and acrylic paint, whatever technique you want to use. They're long-handled brushes, with excellent durability and strength.

You can follow Sam's work on his Instgram here.

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