Design Color and Form
July 4, 2022 – July 17, 2022
Choosing painting to describe form, particularly when done from a naturalist reflection, is a highly complex challenge that requires the strongest bond between painter and materials. The election of which colors are going to make up one’s palette is the most transcendental decision that a painter takes.
This workshop is going to first concentrate on how the relations generated within the palette whilst painting have the potential to amplify the specific intention behind the goal of representation.
In the first week, we will initially work on daily, specific exercises while painting from a life model, each one based on the color relationships that are generated in each palette type.
In the second week, applying the knowledge gained from the week before, we will concentrate on exercises emphasizing composition and design, by either controlling or pushing value, hue and saturation.
The goal is to bring the painter closer to identifying and generating a solid dynamic between perception, intention and interpretation through painting, never leaving behind the fundamentals of drawing.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this workshop. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the workshop description or these faqs, use the “Ask a Question” button and we will be happy to get you the information!
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED SKILL LEVEL FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
All levels are welcome. Some basic life drawing experience is helpful.
IS IT LEGAL TO FLY WITH OIL PAINTS?
It is legal to fly with oil paints in your checked baggage. Solvent, on the other hand, is not. We will provide all necessary solvents and mediums.
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE SPEND EACH DAY IN THE STUDIO?
We will be in the studio approximately 5-6 hours. In addition to the time in the studio we will be going to look at some of the amazing art around Rome together.