NYC - Portrait Painting Workshop, February 22-26, 2016

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NYC - Portrait Painting Workshop, February 22-26, 2016

590.00

*SOLD OUT* Please email me to be put on a waitlist. 

Limited to 12 students (all skill levels welcome)

Capturing a likeness is among the most elusive yet emotionally satisfying of artistic endeavors.  In this workshop I will walk the student through the steps necessary to create a luminous, in-direct portrait painting from life.

Instruction and critiques for this workshop will center around the elements of form and how to achieve the illusion of three-dimensions.  By better understanding the importance of form the student will gain new insight into value, color, drawing and expression.

The in-direct approach to oil painting is distinct from the alla-prima, or wet-in-wet, method in that it is done in layers and can therefore achieve wonderful and subtle effects by the use of semi-transparent veils of paint. 

Each morning session will begin with a thorough portrait demonstration from the model while the afternoon will focus on personal critiques.  Students will begin their portraits with a preparatory drawing in graphite and white chalk on toned paper, which will be transferred to canvas.  We will then apply three layers of paint: first, a thin neutralized underpainting; second, a slightly thicker layer where the form is built up; and finally a polishing pass utilizing glazing and scumbling.

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Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm

Day 1: Block-in drawing – composition, emotion, lighting, 2 dimensional vs 3 dimensional concepts

Day 2: Render drawing in graphite focusing on form and structure. Transfer to canvas.

Day 3: Underpainting – discuss various methods, intro to color space – hue/value/chroma

Day 4: Building up form – lighter lights, darker darks. Anticipate final layer.

Day 5: Finishing - Polishing by glazing and scumbling; edges

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Location: LaRock/Klein Studios

508 E 117th Street, Third Floor

New York, NY 10035

(917) 225-1001