OIL PAINTS: You can bring whatever you usually paint with.
A good basic palette would be:
-Cadmium Yellow Deep
-Titanium White (large tube)
Because of time restraints in addition to these colors I use:
(don’t feel like you have to buy these colors, bring what you have.)
-Windsor Newton Underpainting White, large tube
Outdoor Painting Easel
(Jackson Art has a limited amount of Half Box French Easels that can be rented for the weekend for $25. Please reserve in advance)
Paint Palette (good size)
Oderless Mineral Spirits (gamasol)
Good selection of bristle bruses #2 and up (mostly flats and a few rounds)
Few liner brushes (bristle or synthetic)
Few soft brushes mostly smaller sizes
Sketch book with pencil or soft vine charcoal
At least one surface to paint on each day: board, canvas board, canvas size 11x14, 12x16 or 16x20”
Tissues or paper towel
Cans or jars to hold spirits, brushes, etc
Outdoor weather gear
Light rain coat
Easel umbrella (optional but good to have)
Lunch (can be brought or one can be picked up)
Born in Rockport, MA, T. M. Nicholas grew up admiring the rugged beauty of the northeast coastline of the United States. He quickly grew to appreciate the unique landscapes of coastal New England.
His father, esteemed painter Tom Nicholas, offered advice to help T. M. develop his own individualistic style and become the plein air painter in oils that he is today. He is considered one of the most important painters of the Cape Ann School working today.
Besides his father, T. M. studied under John Terelak at the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied part-time under Boston area artist George Gabin at Monserrat School of Art, with emphasis on realistic paintings and drawing.
A winner of many awards since 1982, T. M. Nicholas is a member of Rockport Art Association, Guild of Boston Artists, Whiskey Painters of America, Hudson Valley Artists, Allied Artists of America, Academic Artists, American Artists Professional League, New England Watercolor Society, and the North Shore Arts Association. His paintings are in many museum and private collections, including the Peabody Essex Museum and the Cape Ann Historical Museum.