This April 21-22 I am teaching a portrait painting class at Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, Gothenburg.
Students will learn to paint a portrait from a live model in a single sitting referred to as ‘Alla Prima’. This technique requires a fast way of working, as the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried. The student will at the end of the workshop have 2 complete paintings. Students will learn about the proportions of the head and face and how to accurately paint the features. We will be working with oil paints exclusively for these exercises. Students will learn how to render the human form in terms of form, color, and tone. They will learn how to mix realistic skin colors in order to render human flesh in paint.