Alla Prima Portraits in Oil w/Aaron Coberly

Saturday-Sunday | 4/6-4/7 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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.
9:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Canvas- Anything between 16in X 20in and 11in X 14in
  • Brushes- 1- 10in Flat for large coverage, A couple of size 8’s and 4’s bristle filberts and couple of soft hair 2-4’s for detail work.
  • Paint:
    • Cremnitz or Titanium white
    • Cadmium Red
    • Alizarin Crimson (Blue Ridge oil company)
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Lemon
    • Ultramarine Blue Deep (Rembrandt)
  • Thinner – Gamsol or Del Sol
  • Paper Towels – Viva
Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by painting broadly but accurately with the Alla Prima technique. The focus will be on simplifying the major features and measuring accurately to get the essential information.