Saturday, October 27, 2012

Studio Incamminati - 2 week Advanced Portrait and Figure Workshop

During this initial stage, the gesture and what they call a "grisaille" drawing are established using a wipe-out technique. All paintings are done on a Golden Acrylic Grey No. 6 toned canvas. My canvas looks brown here because we did a whole series of one minute poses and then rubbed them out. This was a longer pose.

This is the second stage of the painting, where a general tone for the light areas is applied.
My 2 week Advanced Portrait and Figure Workshop was an intensive bootcamp for figurative painters. I wish I had a photograph of the very first stage of this pose, which consisted of a gesture drawing with Ultramarine Blue mixed with Burnt Umber. Following that, a procedure of wipe out and drawing, which is shown in the first picture above, establishes the drawing. I really loved this way of starting a painting because is it so flexible - you are able to capture the spontaneity and freedom of the gesture and then start making corrections as you refine the drawing enough to nail the pose.

The second picture above shows the stage where light is separated from shadow and a darker general skin tone is applied to those areas and then lighter values go on top.

1 comment:

Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

Studio Incamminati?! I am so jealous! Good luck, I'm sure you will learn much and be inspired more!