Thursday, September 22, 2016

Painting the Nude

Painting the Nude in Oils, with instructor Joanne Mehl
Sept. 19 – Nov. 7
Mondays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, downstairs studio

There’s still room for a few more students, so plan to come to the downstairs studio at OSA next Monday from 9:30am – 12:30pm, or call the OSA office at 503-288-0706 to reserve a spot!

Drop in $50 per class

This is an eight-week progressive course designed to strengthen figure drawing skills and introduce oil painting materials and paint handling techniques. Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention, we’ll use oils to review the components of strong drawing skills for the first two classes, then we will paint for the remaining six classes of the course.

Because a strong figure painting is built on a strong drawing!

This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate skill levels. The course will stress observational skills and construction, rendering anatomy, and composition. We’ll explore how drawing relates to painting, color and value, the effects of light and shadow, tonal methods, various modeling techniques, and how to manage a palette and mix colors.

Questions? Email the instructor at

About Joanne Mehl:
I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit:

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

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