Portrait and Figure Painting Workshop with Dominque Medici


Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Portrait and Figure Painting Workshop

Ossining Arts Council, Steamer Firehouse, Ossining NY

Sunday, September 24th

9:00am – 4:00pm

1 day Weekend Workshop

Tuition: $125

All Levels Welcome

Max 10 Students

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Course Outline:

For the beginner and master alike, painting the portrait and figure has inspired and propelled countless artists in their quest to master skills and express inner convictions.The great paintings throughout history always have a beautiful balance of proportion, value, color and edge. These aspects are what give power and presence in our work. During this workshop we will use a semi-limited palette to paint a combination of portraits and full length figures using the direct painting method (Alla-Prima). This practice is deeply rewarding, engaging and bound to take our appreciation and skill to the next level.

Alla Prima a technique in which the proportion, value, color, edge and brush strokes happen simultaneously. The painting is worked “wet into wet” and typically finished in one session. Great Masters of the past like Velasquez, Sargent and Sorolla worked this way. It is a thrilling practice with endless scope for expression.


Sept 24th

9:00am-12:pm    Intro, Demo, Q&A and 1x 2:00min portrait

12:00pm-12:45pm    Lunch
12:45pm- 4:00   1x 3hour Portrait and/or Figure

Material List

If you do not have your own materials for $10 I can provide/rent : paints, medium, spirits, cups and gray palette paper for the duration of the workshop (email me to let me know).

Palette: Bring a neutral gray palette

Any professional brushes in the following sizes are fine
Hog Hair or Natural Bristle (Filbert) #4 (1), #6 (1) #8 (1)
Hog Hair or Natural Bristle (Flat) #2 (1), #4 (1)

We will use a limited palette. Any professional paint brand is fine, no student grade 40ml tube or larger only the following colors:
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light
Quinacridone Red (Gamblin)
Cobalt Teal (Gamblin)
Blue Black (Winsor & Newton)

Surface/ Support:
Bring your preferred support (prime with a neutral gray)
Primed Masonite (hardboard)
Canvas or Linen Panels
Stretched Canvas or Linen
Size : 8”x 10”, 9”x 12”, 11” x 14”, 12” x 16”
Quantity: canvases – 2 canvases

Linseed Oil

Brush Cleaner:

Additional Materials:
Two clip on metal cups for Mineral Spirits and Linseed Oil
Palette Knife
Rags or Paper Towels
Sketchbook for notes

Event Location and Ticket Information

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OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery
117 Main Street
Ossining, NY 10562
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $125

Presenter: The Ossining Arts Council
Presenter Phone: 914 502 4157
Presenter Website: www.ossiningartscouncil.org

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