Expressive Figure Painting w/Barbara Fugate

Thursday | 4/11-5/9 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Barbara Fugate received her MFA in painting from Miami University of Ohio. She has exhibited in Kentucky, Washington and New York and is published in “The Best of Drawing and Sketching” by Terry Sullivan, “Landscape Painting” by Mitch Abala, and “Contemporary Drawing” by Margaret Davidson. Barbara teaches at Gage Academy of Art, and conducts art workshops in Washington and abroad. “Drawing and painting is about discovery, revealing a reality that is ever more authentic and genuine to me. What is most inspirational is the transient nature of life; things dynamic, moving, and in transition.” –Barbara Fugate
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 2 stretched CANVASES:
    • 1 painting sketch canvas: 18×24”
    • 1 larger canvas, minimum size: 24×36” (various ratios are OK, but please bring a canvas around these dimensions)

Please have the following requested colors (color names vary according to brand)

    • Titanium White
    • Zinc White
    • Mars or Ivory Black (optional)
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Raw Umber
    • Hansa Yellow Light
    • Hansa Yellow Medium or Deep
    • Permanent Orange (optional)
    • Permanent Red (or) Organic Vermillion (or) Napthol
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Chromium Green Oxide
    • Sap Green
    • Phthalo Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Phthalo Blue
    • Dioxazine Violet (or) Violet (or) Carbazole Violet
    • Titanium White
    • Zinc White
    • Mars or Ivory Black (optional)
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Raw Umber
    • primary yellow (series 2) / or Hansa Yellow Opaque (series 4)
    • Hansa yellow medium
    • Pyrrole Orange (optional)
    • Napthol Red Light (or) Cad Red Light (or) Pyroll Red Light
    • Alizarin crimson
    • Chromium Oxide Green
    • Sap Green Hue or Jenkins Green
    • Viridian Green Hue (optional)
    • Pthalo Green
    • Ultramarine blue
    • Pthalo Blue
    • Ultramarine Violet (optional)
    • Dioxazine purple
    • Perinone Orange
    • Quinacridone Coral
    • Cobalt Teal Blue
    • Pyrrol Scarlet
    • Pyrrol Orange
    • Perelyene Maroon
    • Indian Yellow
    • Quinacridone Orange or Red
    • Manganese Violet
    • Viridian
  • BRUSHES: HOG HAIR BRISTLE RECOMMENDED (variety of sizes, rounds/filberts/flats) –Stiff brushes (not soft synthetic) are best for this class. Have at least TWO SIZES of each type of brush (HOG BRISTLE PLEASE) FILBERT / ROUND / FLAT (large and small, such as a #8 or #10 and a #4 or #2)
  • 1 PAINTING PALETTE KNIFE: I recommend the long-medium sized diamond shape.
  • 1 SCRAPER for cleaning your palette
  • 1 PAINTING PALETTE: glass, Plexiglas or paper–a good-sized one please (14″X20″ or larger is good). Acrylic painters—you may want to use the “Stay Wet” palette to keep paints moist
  • PAPER TOWELS (I recommend “Bounty” or “Viva”)
  • Cotton rags (cut pieces from a cotton t-shirt)
  • 1 CONTAINER FOR SOLVENT OR WATER (GAGE provides oil paint solvent) Bring lids for to help contain fumes for oil painter’s solvent
  • PLASTIC BAG to hold used paper towels while you’re painting
  • FOR ACRYLIC PAINTERS ONLY: I recommend you have a Matte Medium to thin paint and/or RETARDER or GLAZING medium to EXTEND THE DRYING TIME of your paints–and have a SPRAY BOTTLE to keep paints wet.
Use expressive color making figure paintings that elicit mood and personality in this five-week primer. You will make one quick (alla prima) painting and one four-week painting exploring invented color and composition. Additionally, this course offers the challenging balance of integrating “the portrait” within a figure painting. Artists who made just such groundbreaking figure/portrait paintings, such as Alice Neel and Van Gogh, will be discussed reviewing their technique, use of color, line and composition. Oil or Acrylic paints. Painting experience recommended.