Painting the Nude Alla Prima Style, with Joanne Mehl

Seven Week Class Series: October 31st – December 12th

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Oregon Society of Artists, downstairs figure painting studio

Members: $385 for 7 classes ($55 per class), $65 for drop-in class

Non-Members: $455 for 7 classes ($65 per class), $75 for drop-in class

Model fee included in price.

Please register online at

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet oil painting technique where subjects are painted quickly and in one sitting. Here, in this seven-week series of classes, we’ll explore and exploit its strengths while painting from a live model.  Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention you will gain observational skills while learning about construction, rendering anatomy, and composition.

In this class we will 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. This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate and advanced skill levels.

• Drop in students are welcome!

Questions?  Email me 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:

Note: If class enrollment has not reached the minimum numbers by one week before the first class, the class may be cancelled. In this case, all enrollees will be notified and their fees refunded.

Share This On:

Leave a Comment