Catherine Lucas - Oil, Egg Tempera

Born into a traveling military family, Catherine experienced awe-inspiring art from many different cultures as she grew up. This motivated her to start drawing, and the sacredness of life she experienced in these cultures continues to inform her work. Catherine’s artistic education includes a BFA from Hofstra University (NY) and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art (NYC). After completing her program at New York Academy of Art, she continued her education through long-term study with Anthony Ryder at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, focusing on portraits and figure drawing. Catherine exhibits her work in Florida, New York, and New Mexico.

Find Classes with Catherine Lucas

HOW TO PAINT LIKE THE OLD MASTERS - (Not Currently In Session)

Class guides you through the process of developing a painting using the traditional techniques of indirect painting.  Begin with a drawing, transfer to a canvas and develop into monochromatic under painting. Apply thin layers of paint and glazes to achieve the luminosity and depth of the old masters.  Work from your own still life setup with objects of your choosing. Supply List online. 

EGG TEMPERA - (Not Currently In Session)

Egg tempera is beautifully suited for a broad range of painting styles from highly realistic to more decorative and stylized. It dates back to the ancient Egyptians, unsurpassed in luminosity.  It can be worked very broadly in washes or achieve the most minute detail.  Since egg tempura dries quickly, dozens of glaze layers and scumbles can be applied in a day. Traditional and contemporary techniques with a wide variety of effects.  Work from a still life set up or images of your choosing.  Supply List online.