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July 28 , 29 , 30

Jackson Art Studio: Traditional Portrait Painting w/ Ian Torney

with Ian Torney

In this weekend workshop, students will learn traditional portrait painting techniques in oils utilizing a classicist palette.  Without modernist colors the classicist painters of the Renaissance relied on tone over hue and chiaroscuro technique to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.  We will work initially in value to create a grisaille composition of a traditional three-quarter self-portrait view, and then expand our limited palette utilizing traditional hues to create a finished self-portrait painting.  Classicist portrait examples such as Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring” or Rembrandt’s self-portraits will be discussed.  Participants will complete a self-portrait painting in this workshop.  Not recommended for beginners – participants should possess at least modest drawing abilities and some experience with painting. Friday night will be a painting demo and class will continue all day Saturday and Sunday. Students can pack lunch or can pick one up on the lunch break.
Fri., July 28, 6-8pm, Sat & Sun, July 29 & 30, 9am-4pm (one hr lunch break)


Oil paints: Olive Green or Terra Verte; Naples Yellow; Yellow Ochre; Burnt Sienna; Alizarin Crimson; Ultramarine Blue or Prussian Blue; Raw Umber; Titanium White (small 1.25 oz/37 ml size tubes - either traditional oils, or water-soluble oils recommended).

Oil painting medium: linseed oil or stand oil, and odorless mineral spirits for traditional oil paints; or water soluble oil painting medium.

Metal palette cups (small - to hold painting medium)

22-by-30-inch gallery-stretched canvas or cradled Masonite board prepared with a white gesso ground.

Assorted brushes – rounds and flats sizes 2, 4 and 6.

Metal palette knife – medium size, with a step recommended.

Disposable wax palette pad, or an oiled wooden palette or a glass palette - approximately 9-by-12-inches or larger.

Paper towel or cloth rags.

Vine Charcoal.

Krylon Spray Varnish


603 387 3463

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