Oil Painting for Beginners

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.
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
  • 1 Painting palette
  • 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 Medium
  • Hansa Yellow Light
  • (French) Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Naphthol Red Light
  • Ivory Black
  • Sap Green
  • Dioxazine Purple(optional)
  • Cadmium Orange (optional)
  • Raw Umber (optional)
Building on your work with the figure as individual parts, we’ll focus on full figure studies in a larger context. Explore layers of space within the figure and the context of the picture plane by considering saturation versus neutrality and spatial hierarchy, among other methods. Although this is the third class in the series, new students are welcome.