Indirect Oil Painting--Intermediate and Advanced
Level: Intermediate and Advanced or by permission with portfolio review
Continue your studies of materials, paint application techniques, color theory and color mixing in this atelier setting. Because the indirect method requires drying time between layers of glazes, you will be working on 3-5 paintings at once.
To further develop and hone your powers of observing, and learning to see as a painter, we begin each class with a short, timed "alla prima" or direct method painting. This exercise of a smaller painting, painted quickly in the direct method, is completed from life, a different still-life set-up each week (no photography). Working directly from life is a daily practice that painters use to sharpen their ability to see and observe.
We then continue our study of classical, indirect oil painting by working on our individual old master copies, or your original work from your original photographic reference material (or photographic references that you have obtained written permission to use.)
Each class features instructor demonstrations, individual instruction, and group critiques.