Painting the Figure in Oil with Jonathan Matthews
Saturday, August 10, 10am - 4pm. $150, supplies needed. $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place.
Jonathan will simplify the process of painting the figure in oil through a series of exercises, progressing from quick sketches in a single pigment to working with two colors, and then finally a longer pose with an expanded palette. These exercises are meant to build confidence in drawing and paint handling. Learn how to carefully construct a realistic figure with simplified values, focusing on giving the illusion of form through subtle temperature and color shifts. Jonathan Matthews studied painting at the University of Alabama. He then apprenticed under Odd Nerdrum, one of the world’s foremost figurative painters, in his studios in Norway and France. Jonathan focuses primarily on the figure and still-life, creating works for commission and gallery sale.
Level 1: Beginner – This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced artists. Covers the basic techniques of the medium and offers individual assistance. No prior experience is required.