Painting by Richard Christian Nelson. (photo submitted)

Nelson to teach landscape painting workshop Oct. 22-28

Published 10:19am Monday, October 1, 2012

Richard Christian Nelson (Rich Nelson) will teach a five-day autumn landscape painting workshop in Tryon Oct. 22-28. The class will meet at Skyuka Fine Art gallery and paint outdoors in the area from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
Artists will work from life to grasp the fundamentals fundamentals of painting the landscape. This is open to all media, but oils will be emphasized. According to Nelson, “We will paint the beautiful N.C. foothills for five days, just as the greens are fading to red and gold.”
The artists will concentrate on painting outdoors. There will be lectures and demos by Nelson, and group “critiques” (mostly just putting the work up and having each artist say “how it’s going”). If it is raining, the class will stay indoors and decide whether to work on still life or hire a model.
Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Mich. in 1988. Nelson taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist and instructor. He and his wife, Kim, opened Skyuka Fine Art in 2010 www.SkyukaFineArt.Com.
This workshop is open to all levels and all media, but oil will be emphasized. Class size is limited to 12. You can see examples of Nelson’s landscape and other work at, email or call 828-859-0318 for more information.
- article submitted by Rich Nelson

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