Humming in the Wind


11 X 14
17 X 20 Framed
Oil on Canvas

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Gayle Nichols is a Contemporary American Realist, third generation artist. Growing up in Oklahoma, she was always fascinated by drawing and painting. Gayle began her formal studies under widely recognized watercolorist Glenn Godsey and life drawing professor Carl Coker. Gayle graduated from the University of Tulsa, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. Gayle’s graphite drawings, watercolors and oil paintings are composed from photographs for visual information, then combines them to freeze brief moments in time and the ever changing beauty of nature. She paints a wide variety of subject matter trying to capture the emotional elements of the scene, the play on color, accurate realism, while maintaining artistic integrity. Nichols works are collected throughout the United States and can be found in corporate and private collections. Today, Nichols continues to carry on the tradition to draw and paint in the mountains of central Colorado.

Gayle Nichols Painting, Oil on Canvas 11 X 14 (Interest categories: Oil on Canvas, Wildlife, Bird, Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Gayle Nichols Artist)

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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906