Tuesday (Afternoon) x 6 | Oil Painting, One Step at a Time | Vincent Keeling


Tuesday (Afternoon) x 6 | Oil Painting, One Step at a Time | Vincent Keeling


Tuesday afternoon : 2pm - 5pm (3 hour)

Block 3: February 19th, 26th & March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th CLOSED

Block 4: April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th & May 7th CLOSED

Block 5: May 14th , 21st, 28th & June 4th, 11th, 18th

Block 6: June 25th, 2nd July, *3 Week Summer Break*, July 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th

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About this course


The idea behind Vincent’s oil painting classes will be to provide an easy going relaxed atmosphere in which both beginners and advanced are welcome.

Rather than a focused workshop, here you the student will choose the subject you wish to paint.                                           

Vincent himself has tackled a diverse range of subjects and genres over his many years of painting, and so whatever your preference, whether that be still life, landscape, animal or wildlife, portraiture or figure studies; whether playful or serious, Vincent will be happy to guide you through the process: And with this guidance, it is hoped that through a gradual exploration of your own painting project, you will begin to absorb the fundamentals that go into making a painting; It’s all about improving your skills slowly in a relaxed and convivial environment, forgetting about your day to day worries for a while and finding the joys to be found in exploring and unlocking your creativity.

Materials list to follow on registration.

Materials List

Photo reference (8 x 12 is good, this is easy to grid, do not grid the photograph directly, best to put an acetate over the image and work off that)

Canvas or canvas board (that fits the photo reference!)

Oil paints, Brushes . (Vincent recommends Oil, acrylic dries too quickly when your learning and students will need time for fixing and changing)

Sansodor odourless solvent

Linseed oil or Liquin

Palette – either wooden or disposable palette sheets

Palette cups, also known as dippers

2 or 3 jars with at least one lid (Schoolhouse for Art, have alot of these)

Kitchen paper for cleaning up

2b Pencil, sharpener and eraser

 Also nice to have the following

 Palette Knife

Small funnel from hardware

Lint free microfibre clothes

NOTE: To get the most out of this course it is important to arrive prepared. Painting isn’t just about the brushes and paint, the basic supply list above (A really detailed one will be sent to you if you are really enthusiastic) is useful but what is important for students of this class, is to choose reference material wisely. Ensure that the image that you wish to achieve is manageable, bringing a good clear photo reference of your chosen subject., and if you have no drawing experience have a quick look at how to get started with a grid system, getting the right size canvas for the reference is essential Vincent also recommends student of this course not to do a portrait, is consideration is that from our image of ‘a tree’ what we paint will still look like a tree, but with a portrait, things can happen! - of course if you really do a portrait this is certainly fine

About Vincent


Vincent Keeling is a Dublin born artist who has been painting with oils for almost thirty years. In this time Vincent has exhibited in numerous well known galleries on the Dublin art scene: Combridge Fine Arts, Sol Art, The Oisin Gallery, The Doorway Gallery as well as exhibiting at The Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition.

In addition to this Vincent set up and ran his own gallery from 2009- 2015 where he not only displayed and promoted his own work but that of many other well known Irish artists, including Jimmy Lawlor, Chris McMorrow, Sharon McDaid, Paul Kerr, Laura Mulligan, John Kirwan and Vincent’s former teacher Brian McCarthy. In these gallery years Vincent’s own painting took a back seat.

Since 2015 he has returned to his own work with renewed vigour and with a desire to not only continue his own learning, but also to build upon his art teaching career that began in The Keeling Gallery’s latter years.


A selection of work by Vincent ...