Foundation Figure Painting: Color Into Value

Jonathan Happ is representational painter born and raised in northwestern Illinois. He attended Iowa State University to study painting and philosophy, earning a BFA in 2010 and in 2014 earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in Seattle. Jonathan has been selected as an artist in residence in the US and internationally in Singapore.
Jonathan has designed and instructed painting and drawing courses around the state of Washington, receiving the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award as well as a Meritorious Visiting Faculty award from the University of Washington. He exhibits nationally and internationally and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
Monday, Wednesday
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 1 Canvas pad: ~16” x 20” (Boards or stretched canvas are OK too)
  • 1 News print pad: ~14″ x 17″
  • 1 Stretched and primed canvas: ~18” x 24” (you are welcome to make your own)
  • Graphite drawing pencils:H/HB
  • Vine/Willow charcoal: assorted sizes – soft
  • 1 White plastic eraser
  • Palette knife for mixing
  • Oil painting brushes: small (0) to med (10) – rounds and flats and filberts
  • 1 Painting palette: glass ~ 9″ x 12″
  • 12″ x 16″ ¼” thick, sanded edges (Perkins Glass on Broadway)
  • 1 Hand scraper w/blades
  • 1 Small bottle of refined linseed oil
  • 1 Turpnoid: 1pt
  • 1 White artists tape: 1“
  • 1 Color wheel
  • Disposable Nitrile gloves
  • Assorted sealing jars w/ lids
  • Rags
  • Painting shirt/smock (optional)

Oil Paint, **All 37ml tubes except Zinc and Titanium White**:

  • Zinc White (150ml)
  • Titanium White (150ml)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Light Hansa Yellow Light (French)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Naphthol Red Light
  • Ivory Black
  • Sap Green (optional)
  • Dioxazine Purple(optional)
  • Cadmium Orange (optional)
  • Burnt Umber
With exercises designed to develop both an understanding of the figure and oil-painting techniques, we will build a versatile arsenal for solving common figure-painting challenges. Explore various technical and conceptual strategies for analyzing structure, proportion, gesture, and form and learn to understand value and color relationships. Color into Value is the first in a three-part series.