One-day workshop that explores the study of color composition thorough the practice of poster painting applied to the human figure. A poster is a small, simplified key of the
light seen throughout a subject and serves as a first impression of the overall character of color. Color mixing, color theory and palette organization will also be covered.
Students will practice mixing flesh color strings from modified primary palette. They will then work for the remainder of the class on a single poster study from a live model.
One-day intensive focused on the traditional method of “Alla Prima”painting of the portrait from life in oil. “Alla Prima” is a direct painting technique that challenges the artist to apply distinct brush strokes with few revisions for a fresh impression of the subject.
The process will begin with a thin, umber notan or tonal drawing in paint, whereupon color is then applied with regard to light direction and its interaction with form. Students will complete one small portrait sketch. Basic color theory and paint handling will be covered.