and the Photo Reference
June 8, 2020 – june 19, 2020
This 10-day workshop will focus on step-by-step methods of painting the figure using photographic references that I use for my own work. I offer hands on instruction and demonstrations, beginning with creating a strong visual narrative through compositional design, cropping, lighting and perspective.
We’ll cover elements in Photoshop and printing for stronger photo references. I will demonstrate an easy gridding technique and imprimatura painting method to create the first layer. I will teach an organized method of mixing a color palette, and various painting processes to encourage spontaneity. The student will gain a clear understanding of color and tonal relationships, as well as strengthening realistic figure proportions and anatomy. The ultimate goal is to create a painting that carries meaning and artistry beyond the photo reference.
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.