June 5, 2023 – June 16, 2023
There isn’t a more perfect place for this workshop than Rome!
This workshop centres around the traditional approach to painting of the Mannerist and Baroque painters in Europe. Amazing Painters such as Caravaggio , Bronzino and Velasquez used similar techniques in their work to create luminosity, the illusion of space, form and volume.
Through a series of layers, starting with an imprimatura and then creating a monochromatic underpainting, we will learn how to layer a painting in the style of the old masters .The final layers of translucent colour (glazes) and opaque paint will help us understand this technique.
This workshop will give us the opportunity to create 2 portraits by the end of the session.
Using models, the first week will centre around the imprimatura and underpainting of BOTH portraits . We will build up the form using only brown/red and white . Critique in proportion/anatomy and value will also be given to the class.
The second week will begin with the glazing of translucent colour over the underpainting and the subsequent layers of translucent and opaque colours to a completion of the portraits.
Art History walks that include visits to see the works of Caravaggio, Bronzino and Velasquez will help us understand how these painters used the indirect techniques in their work and how they accomplished so much in such a short period of time.
I’m looking forward to helping you through this workshop in fabulous Rome!
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.
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.