Nelson offers oil painting workshop beginning June 20

Published 1:51 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

Still life by Richard Christian Nelson. (photo submitted)

Artist Richard Christian Nelson will be teaching an oil painting workshop focusing on the still life this summer in Tryon. This workshop takes place June 20 – 24 and will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

By focusing on simple subjects (which don’t move), participants can hone skills at the complex process of painting with oils and picture making.

In response to many suggestions, Rich is opening this class to young artists who are serious about learning to paint. There are three teens registered already.

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Nelson is a professional portrait and gallery artist. Nelson says he enjoys learning and growing with other artists.

“I’m especially excited about working with young folks this summer. I’ve done short classes with them over the last five years at Tryon Arts And Crafts and the way they buckle down to learn is really impressive. Once someone has the basic principles, the rest is practicing the process over and over, which is natural if they’re enjoying it,” said Nelson.

Visit or call 828-859-0318 for details.

– article submitted by Richard Christian Nelson