Falls Church Arts

Water Mixable Oil Painting (Oct. 2023)

Instructor: Richard Levine

Tuesdays │ October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023 │ 1:30–3:30 pm │ $180 │ Beginner-Intermediate │ Falls Church Arts Gallery, 700-B W. Broad St., Falls Church

Are you ready to try a new medium? Water mixable oil paint has a thick, buttery consistency like traditional oil, but it cleans up with soap and water! No need for solvents or other harsh chemicals. You will work from still lifes and photos to produce rich, vibrant paintings.

Students must have completed vaccination for Covid-19.


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Richard Levine, born in Newark, NJ, is a painter and photographer whose professional career has spanned more than 30 years in the graphic arts working for prominent design firms and corporate clients. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, he later studied oil painting for four years with artists Alan Turner and Andrew Lattimore and photography with Gary Winogrand. Additional studies were at Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Extensive travel throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia have formed the foundation for his personal work. “I’m interested in exploring the harmonious effects of light, texture, shape and color and presenting these qualities in ways that evoke memory and spirit.”

Richard has exhibited widely on the East Coast from Virginia to Maine in both solo and group shows. In 2005, he won a New York State Certificate of Merit for his exhibit: India, A Traveler’s Reflections. He has done photo documentary work in the refugee camps of Darfur with the International Medical Corps and in Mississippi with Mississippi State University and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In June 2016, he won 2nd Place prize in the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition sponsored by the Trawick Foundation. He is a 2017/18 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. His work is held in both private and public collections.

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