Figure Painting in Oils
Nicholas has since completed his MFA at the Lesley University College of Art & Design, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and relocated to Seattle where he actively draws and paints and serves as ‘Adjunct Professor’ at Shoreline Community College and ‘Instructor’ at the Kirkland Arts Center.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
- Stretched canvas, linen, or wood panel: any size between 16 x 20 in. – 24 x 36 in
- Canvas/gesso board 16 x 20 in.
- Paint. Colors:
- Burnt Umber (Windsor & Newton Artist Series = W/N)
- Raw Umber (W/N)
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue (recommended)
- Cerulean Blue
- Alizarin Crimson
- Burnt Sienna (W/N)
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Red Light
- Yellow Ochre Pale (W/N)
- Titanium Nickel Yellow (Old Holland)
- Titanium White or Cremnitz White
- Brushes: I use different types of brushes for various tasks applying ‘the right tool for the right job’. You are welcome to bring previously owned brushes or comparable brush types to class, however I will present and discuss various types of brushes and my experiences with each of them in class, and recommend the following:
- General Usage: Royal & Langnickel: Vienna Series (7500F) White synthetic bristle. Sizes: 1, 2 (Flats) 4, 6 (Filberts not brights)
- Detail/Refinement Brushes: Raphael: Martre-Red Sable (862) Sizes: 6, 8, 10 (Pointed Filbert or Round)
- Palette: Wood, glass, or paper
- Palette Knife (medium size diamond shape)
- Refined Linseed or Walnut Oil
- Metal Cups (for containing oils)
- Vine Charcoal: soft or medium
- Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits by Gamblin
- Brush Cleaning Jar
- Plastic Tupperware container (for preserving paint mixtures)
- Paper Towels
Seize a unique opportunity to study with former principal instructor of the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, Nicholas Enevoldsen. Exploring the richness of oil paint, you will create a long pose figure painting from direct observation and learn a step-by-step approach for capturing a model’s likeness. Enevoldsen will present live demonstrations, individual critiques, and a series of lectures designed to equip you with techniques for mixing flesh tones, paint application, and how to imbue your work with a compelling sense of light, atmosphere, and form.
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