Still Life Painting In Oils w/Jim Phalen

Wednesday | 4/10-6/12 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Jim Phalen has a BFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a MA and MFA from the University of New Mexico. He has taught at Bowdoin College in Maine, State University of New York Buffalo, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Washington, and University of Puget Sound. He was a recipient of the Pollock/Krasner Grant, the Artist Trust Grant and was am artist-in-residence in Ireland. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Seattle Times and he has been published in New American Painting. He’s represented by the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in SF and the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville. Jim is married with two adult sons and lives in Kenmore, WA.
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Paints: NO student grade, professional grade paints only, avoid paints the say Hue on the label, 37 ml tubes accept white.

Grumbacher or Gamblin recommended.

  • Titanium White (large tube)
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Grumbacher Red
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Yellow Ocher
  • Cobalt Violet

Other materials:

  • 1 tube of Galkyd Gel
  • RAGS!(Find a big old tee shirt)
  • 6 Pre stretched or pre gessoed Canvas or Canvas pads 16×20
  • 12×16 flat hand held pallet (paper is fine)
  • Pallet cup that clips to the pallet
  • Brushes Rounds and Filberts (Hog bristles are fine)
    • #6, #8, and #10 Rounds
    • #4, #6, #10 and #12 Filberts
  • Pallet Knife, 3 inch offset blade preferred
  • 10 or 12 once empty jar with lid for solvent
Study with renowned artist Jim Phalen, who is “committed to the practice of working from life.” Work through a series of exercises and complete monochromatic and color paintings using still-life as your motif. Lessons include handling materials; light and shadow; color mixing; color design; brushwork; the painting process; and setting up a compelling still-life.
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