Making Oil Paints from Pigments with Diego Narvaez

June 21, 2022


When: June 21 at 11:00 am (PST)

Making Oil Paints from Pigments with Diego Narvaez

Join Diego Narvaez in this demo as he takes you on an inspiring and educational journey.   Learn how to design your own oil paints using Gamblin Pigments and Mediums and how they can work to your advantage.  Diego is known for his historical storytelling and research-based teachings.   In this demo, he will share landscape painting techniques and how he approaches the background and foreground and which pigments and mediums he uses along the way!






Gamblin Pigment Colours: Titanium white, Yellow Naples, Yellow Cadmium Medium, Red Cadmium, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Black

Gamblin Mediums: Linseed oil refined, Galkyd Light, Galkyd, Meglip, Cold Wax, Gamsol

Canvas Panel (11×14)

Brushes: Nylon (Opus Denman or Opus Arietta), bristle (Opus Fortissimo).

Palette knives (Liquitex)

Glass palette

Painting cloth

Mask. N95


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Artist Bio:  

Diego Narvaez was born in Mexico City and lives and works in Sooke, BC.  Through his work, Diego reflects on the contemporary landscape while creating visual metaphors of how we, as a society, construct reality through sight and how this affects our relationship with the environment. Using painting as the main media, Diego constantly challenges the ways we define urban and natural spaces.

Narvaez has presented solo exhibitions in important venues in Mexico, such as Anahuacalli-Diego Rivera and the Cultural Centre of Contemporary Mexico. Collectively, he has participated in exhibitions in the USA, Argentina, Canada and Mexico. He obtained the first prize in Mexico’s Landscape Painting Biennial Luis Nishizawa in 2017. He is now steadily building his art career in BC with two awards from the Sooke Fine Arts Show and a solo exhibition, Behind Us (2020), at Fortune Gallery in Victoria.


Instagram: @Diego Narvaez 

Facebook: diegonarvaezh

June 21, 2022
11:00 am