Lisa Morrow: Oil Rub-Out

$260/Weekly Series-6 weeks

January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2 & 9, 2023

The ‘Oil Rub-Out’

The ‘Oil Rub-Out’ class will teach the grid technique on gessoed panel boards. The grid method places a grid on an oil primed panel and duplicates the grid on the photo image. This allows the image to be used as a guide to “rub-out” the highlights and reveal the image on the panel.

Gessoed boards are primed with linseed oil and a mix of several oil colors (typically red iron oxide and ultramarine blue) are brushed onto the board. A 16×16 grid is etched onto the painted panel and the same grid (in proportion) is placed on a reference photo. Focusing on the gridded photo guides the student to rub-out the various values in the image. The method teaches not only values levels, but also how to show depth in a painting and to concentrate on shapes.

No prior painting experience is required and minimal tools/oils are needed. At the end of the class students will have successfully finished several paintings.

Skill Level Required


About Lisa Morrow

Lisa Lesch Morrow
Artist Brief Bio
My art background for many years was in clay – working with a small group of potters in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the past 6 years I transitioned to oil painting, training and studying with Karla Runquist, Roseville, IL and Leslie Miller, Tubac, AZ. My artworks consist of representational paintings as well as abstract paintings using oil and cold wax over oil rub-out. My work has appeared in juried shows and exhibits in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin and recognized with several awards, including the 2021 Ursula Seuss Abstract Award, Tubac Center for the Arts. An upcoming two person show at StartaArta Art Gallery, NYC is scheduled for May, 2022.

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4 Calle Iglesias, Tubac, AZ 85646

PO Box 5112, Tubac, AZ 85646