Painting The Alla Prima Figure

Aaron Coberly was born in Seattle in 1971. He has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He started taking art seriously as a teenager after being invited to attend a life drawing class. Living and traveling in Europe further inspired him. He began oil painting in 1999. His work is primarily figurative with a stylistic nod to the Masters and the Impressionists. Aaron runs an open painting and drawing session in Seattle. He resides in the greater Seattle area and is married with a young son.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 P.M.-4:30 A.M.
All Levels Welcome
Model Included
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Palette (preferably not paper)
  • Canvas: 16in X 20in or 11in X 14in
  • Brushes: 1 or 2 good #10 to #12 bristle filberts. 3 of each Silver Grand Prix Filbert #8 and #4 for the majority of my work. Or you can use any good bristle filbert
  • Paint:
    • Cadmium Lemon
    • Cadmium Yellow Deep
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Red or Vermillion
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Colbalt Blu
    • Cremnitz white or Titanium white
  • Viva paper towels
  • Gamasol for thinning
  • View catcher
Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by painting broadly but accurately while seeing the figure as a whole set into an environment. The class will include demonstrations and individual student critiques.