You Can Monet! Wheat Stacks, End of Summer Free Mini class

Leisa Shannon Corbett, Fine art painting

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2 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Monet Wheat Stacks End of Summer Introduction

    • 2. Monet Wheat Stacks Finishing Touches


Project Description

Here is the materials list for the painting.  I am recommending an 8x10" canvas for the project because it is less expensive. In the video I used a Winsor & Newton 10x14" canvas. It is difficult to find a ready made frame for this size. If you think you may frame your finished canvas, please use the 11x14" canvas

For Painters with some experience

  1. I bought the easel on This item is optional. You could prop the canvas up with an item in your home or studio, If you use an easel, the canvas won't move while you are painting.
  2. I bought the 8x10" Winsor & Newton canvas on the Dick Blick website. The link is Feel free to buy the canvas wherever you wish.
  3. In the videos I showed two Grumbacher Academy Hog bristle brushes - a round size 6 and a flat size 8. Only the flat bristle brush is required. The link to buy the flat brush is
  4. I've chosen the Winsor & Newton Water Mixable Oils set of 6 for beginners. It is inexpensive and you can clean up with water. The link is Oil paint is important to use because Monet used it and you want to follow his methods closely. You may also use acrylic paint. I recommend Golden Open Acrylic because the drying time is slower and more forgiving than regular acrylics
  5. The link to the Richeson Grey Matters palette, 6x9" is This item is optional, but great because the paint won't bleed through the paper and it is disposable.

  The videos will explain step-by-step how to create the painting.

Attached to this document is a photo reference image (jpeg) of a detail from Monet's "Wheat Stacks-End of Summer"painting from the Art Institute in Chicago.. You may print this out on 8.5x11" plain printer paper or photo paper. Or you can bring the image up on your computer screen and use it as a reference

You will create a small painting 8x10" canvas. For best results, allow the painted layers to dry at least 24 hours between each layer and then when the painting is completed, let it dry to the touch. You can then photograph or scan it for upload to the project gallery.

Have fun. Let me know if you get stuck or have any questions.


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