Painting the Figure

This workshop begins with quick warm-up oil sketches of the model, and progresses to a series of longer paintings as we revisit and “remake” the figure. The goal is to develop an eye that can more critically see the color, tonal, and planar relationships that exist between the model and his/her environment. Using these relationships we learn to build integrated and clear paintings. Rather than focus on making a careful, finished “product,” you are encouraged to break down and rework paintings in order to open up possibilities within the work that you might not otherwise have found. For beginners and up.