Nersel zur Muehlen in her studio

Nersel zur Muehlen is a classical oil painter and member of the Art Renewal Center, Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America. Her studio is located in Hoboken, New Jersey. Learn more about Nersel zur Muehlen.


I typically use the old masters’ technique of oil painting. For some paintings, depending on the skin color, I use Grisaille technique (dead colors). I paint with layers and layers of translucent paint for realistic skin tones and luminous glow. This process takes several weeks to up to several months. Learn more about my process.