Nelson oil painting class

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nelson oil painting portrait. (photo submitted)

Richard Christian Nelson will teach an oil painting workshop focusing on the portrait this summer at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, July 25 to 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The workshop is structured to hone the solid principles and time-honored skills required for the complex process of painting people. In response to many suggestions and results in Nelson’s June still life workshop, he is opening the class to young artists who are serious about learning to paint. Nelson has also had a number of folks interested in studying charcoal portraiture with him.
Nelson is a professional portrait and gallery artist, and he and his wife, Kim, own Skyuka Fine Art, a new gallery in Tryon. Rich 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,” Nelson said. Once someone has the basic principles, the rest is practicing the process over and over, which is natural if they’re enjoying it.”
Visit or call 828-859-0318 for details.
-article submitted by Richard Christian Nelson

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