Michelle teaches painting from a nude model in the studio ~ Michelle explores composing a life study, approaching the painting with intention, while remaining open to the fluid inspiration of the moment. Her demonstrations emphasize the importance of color-mixing flesh tones to gain subtle temperature shifts that add depth to the painting and help maintain a strong value structure. Michelle has found the following oil colors to offer the greatest color mixing possibilities:
Rembrant Oil Colors: Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Orange, Viridian, Transparent Oxide Yellow, Transparent Oxide Red, Cobalt Blue Light, Ultramarine Deep.
Winsor & Newton Oil Colors: Permanent Mauve, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre Pale.
Lefranc Extra Fine Oil Colors: Titanium White
Sennelier Extra Fine Oil Colors: King’s Blue