Alla Prima Portrait Painting

“My name is Coulter (Colt) Prehm. I am a husband, father, painter, speaker, writer, teacher and rock climber. My wife Liz and I enjoy spending time in the mountains, traveling, eating good food and simply loving life together. 

I studied art intensely and formally for nearly a decade, desiring to become proficient enough at the process of painting and drawing that I could use the mediums as a vehicle of communication; to share something of my experience of Beauty and Truth. 

I believe Love, Peace, Joy, Adventure and Excellence are critical elements and trademarks of a life well lived.”

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9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Level Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Palette: Palette of your choice, though a palette with a neutral color mixing area (grey, neutral wood, etc) is recommended.

  • Lead white
  • Titanium white
  • Radiant Violet
  • Naples yellow light
  • Cadmium lemon yellow
  • Cadmium yellow, med.
  • Cadmium orange
  • Cadmium red, med.
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Radiant Red, Gamblin
  • Ultramarine violet
  • Cerulean blue
  • UltraMarine Blue
  • Veridian green
  • Greenish Umber, Rembrandt
  • Yellow Ochre, Old Holland
  • Raw umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt umber
  • Ivory black

Painting Medium: Liquin Original, Windsor & Newton

Solvent: Gamsol (or similar)


  • Small-Medium Filberts (4)
  • Large Filbert (1-2)
  • Small Rounds, Raphael Series 869 #4 & 6 (4), Or Rosemary Co. brushes of similar size

Mahl Stick

Panels: Prepared Masonite Panels or GessoBoard, etc (panels either gessoed or prepared with primed linen)

CANCELLED — Led by Renaissance Life founder Colt Prehm, students will obtain the tools needed to create exquisite Alla Prima paintings from life. We’ll cover materials and usage; technical drawing skills; color theory; and explore the interaction of light and form. Prehm will conduct demonstrations in the morning and spend one-on-one time with students in the afternoon in order to address each individual’s specific needs.