Painting Figure Studies in Oils instructed by Geoffry Klepeis


Wednesdays 1-3:30pm

6 classes: September 30 - Nov. 4, 2020


* Price includes fees for live models


This class instructs a classical method of creating studies of the nude figure in oils. Know as the "poster study", this term describes a small painting with simplified areas of flat color.


It is a powerful tool, designed to reinforce the students conceptual ability to create convincing volume, light effect and color. As well, improve their ability to mix and apply oil paint in an effective and vibrant way.


It is an ideal method to break down global effects of light, understand how to mix clear and accurate colors, and to serve as a guide for final paintings.


The class is 6 weeks long, and includes 2 class demonstrations by the instructor, and 4 classes of open painting with 1 on 1 instruction.




Recommended Supplies:


Oil medium and solvent will be supplied.


Recommended Oil Paints:


(Artist grade recommended)


Ivory Black


Titanium White


Raw Umber


Transparent Red oxide (mussini)


Yellow Ochre


Alizarin Crimson


Brilliant Pink (old holland)


Cadmium Orange


Cadmium Red


Naples Yellow


Naples Yellow Reddish


Camium Yellow


Sap Green


Cadmium Green


Ultramarine Blue


Kings Blue Light (Old Holland)


Violet Grey (Old Holland)


** these colours are a guideline, If you cannot find the exact colours there are many alternatives like Holbein and Michael Harding which both have Brilliant pink and Violet Grey, and Michael handing has Kings Blue Light. 




A selection of Rounds and Filberts, for use on smaller size paintings. filberts about 1/4" to 1/2", rounds about 1/8'" to 1/4".




-4-5 portrait grade painting surfaces, (boards, loose canvas, or primed paper), around 6 x 10" to 8 x 14" (a few coats of sanded golded gesso works great)


-Wooden or glass palette


-Solvent Jar/brush cleaning jar


-Small glass jar for medium (baby food jar works, they also sell small jars at art supply stores)


-Paper Towel Rolls


-Wooden dowel (Mahl Stick)


Painting the Figure in Oils with Geoffrey Klepeis

C$420.00 Regular Price
C$370.00Sale Price
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