Through early February 2013, I am enjoying a unique opportunity to work with George Nick, a renowned painter and lifelong teacher of painters. In "13 Lessons for Painting", Nick synthesizes his knowledge and experience in a theoretical, practical, and creative masterclass. It is a practicum in oil painting from observation for experienced painters and teachers who wish to revisit key issues of value, color, paint handling and composition and partake in the tradition of Chase, Hawthorne, and Dickinson. A culminating work of his professorial career, this course distills the problems explored by Nick in the past 50 years of his teaching career into one single class in his studio.
"Despite the limitation of living in a three-dimensional world, paintings can still be made which reconstruct an expressive parallel reality that hold more than a ring of truth to them."