This workshop will focus on painting the figure from life in their clothes. We will be focusing on proportions and comparative measuring techniques. The effective use of triangulation, angles and as well as various techniques that will assist us in rendering our painting. We will learn squinting techniques for seeing and capturing values and form. We will learn about retinal painting techniques and sculptural painting techniques and when to use them. We will be talking about folds, the laws of folds, and how to make them convincing. We will be discussing color, how to match it, when to deviate from the color you see, and how it relates to reality vs how it relates to your painting. We will also discuss the mixing of colors, the use of mediums and other issues related to painting.
This workshop is open for all levels from beginners to advanced. This class size is limited to 10 participants to guarantee individual guidance and critique. There will be two models, one male and one female.
Andy is a classical realist trained artist who studied art at the Arts Students League and Grand Central Academy, both in New York City, The Academy of Realist Art in Canada and Florence Academy of Art, Italy. He is a recipient of The Russian Imperial Academy of Art in St. Petersburg, Russia internship program in 2019 and is listed at “Kunst in Bewegung” book, published by the Schönbrun palace in Vienna, Austria. He is a lifetime member of the Portrait Society of America and the Austrian Professional Association of Visual Artists.