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This workshop will focus on the procedure used to paint a clothed figure from life. All media are welcome. The first day will start with projected images and the ‘theory’ to be used in the workshop. Demonstrations will illustrate the theory and the students will get a ‘pathway’ to achieve a good painting. Students will then practice these principles from the projected images. Day 2 and 3 will have models for the whole day. Then the principles/theory are put into full effect.
After the principles are discussed from the projector images, we move to the live model to put them to practice. It will be evident that a photograph is never really good enough to see everything, but can be used after much practice with the live model. Lighting the model will be of utmost importance, and will be considered at every pose.
Starting off with the gesture/thrust of the figure, proportions with and without foreshortening are practiced. I will talk a lot on composition/design because this is maybe the most important element in a work of art. Good placement of the figure on the rectangle/canvas/paper is the most crucial beginning step. A good start is essential, as bad starts almost always result in failure. I will get into specifics about anatomy and proportions as well, so that your paintings look convincing.
Positive and negative shapes are part of the considerations, as well as focal point(s), value (darkness or lightness of a colour), colour itself, form (three-dimensional shape of an object or model), lighting (and thus lights and shadows), and lost and found edges to aid in directing the viewer’s eye around the work and to a focal point. All these considerations are necessary in telling the ‘story’, albeit a visual story.
For this workshop we will use the photos provided via the digital projector on day 1 and the live models on day 2 and day 3. Use of your own photos is for after the workshop, as you’ll be taught what is a good working photo and how to use it.
William Rogers CSPWC TWSA SCA
A list of suggested course supplies will be sent two weeks prior to the course or upon request. “Contact me if you have any questions regarding supplies” – Bill