This workshop will be devoted to the construction of the figure in both form and color. We will cover issues of proportion, form, light and color along with ideas associated with the figure and its history. Learning to see is a selective endeavor. Understanding is an extension of our mind’s eye. We will look at color as value, and temperature as form.
The following will be discussed
- Lecture and discussion of materials, Strategies for planning placement and composition.
- Basic proportion and construction of the head.
- Observation of color as value.
- Demonstration of underpainting and block in using limited palette.
- Demonstration of final painting using full palette.
One single pose with various light possibilities.
We will start with thinking about the skull as a form, in space and how it operates in space and then proceed to development of the figure, from the inside out.
This workshop will explore both an analytical and emotive approach to painting; emphasizing color and value relationships and the psychological tension created through observation and interpretation.