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Nelson Gallery Presents

A 3-hour class with Purnell Pettyjohn

Painting Figures in Landscapes - Intermediate students

Painting Figures in Landscapes - Intermediate students

When: Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where:  The Nelson Gallery

Email: for more info and to sign-up.

Phone:  540-817-8425 – Wednesday through Saturday, 11-5.

Price:  $125.00

Space is limited to 7.

Students will learn how to incorporate a figure or figures in a cityscape or landscape. The class will address lost and found shapes, as well as working specific wet into wet areas to produce a loose, finished painting. Shadows will be discussed for linkage.

Supply List for Painting Figures in Landscapes


#8 and # 12 or #14 round watercolor brushes


Watercolor paints, Preferred colors:

  • Aureolin

  • Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre

  • Permanent Rose

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Winsor Green (optional)


  • #2 pencil

  • at least a quarter sheet of Arches 140# Cold Press watercolor paper  (11 1/4" x 15")

  • water bucket

  • paper towels

  • table top easel (optional)  If you prefer to paint with a standing easel, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate that request. 

  • scissors


  • 4 - #4 bulldog clips (optional)  or blue painter's tape to secure your painting to the board

  • rag or old cotton diaper to blot your brush

  • kneaded erasers

  • backing or Gator board for your painting

  • drafting tape (optional



Art Class Quick Links

Alan Maurer - September 14 (over)


Brett LaGue - November 13


Purnell Pettyjohn - October 30 AM


Purnell Pettyjohn - October 30 PM

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