Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Skull 12"x16" oil on linen panel
I am taking a workshop at Art Center College of Design, my alma mater. It is a seven week direct painting class. When considering whether or not to take the class, I figured that it was 3.5 more hours that are concentrated on painting. No phone, no carpooling, just me and my paint. Oh... and Ginny and Debbie too. What could be wrong with that?
After arriving an hour early (can you tell I was ready for this...), I wandered off to kill some time, and when I returned to the class she was setting up a chrome object. I thought YES! something to get my teeth into right away. Wasn't meant to be... She wanted those of us that had not taken her class before to use a limited palette and paint a skull. Inside I was stomping my feet, and wishing I could paint with the big kids. However, I didn't want to ruffle any feathers straight away, so I minded my manners and painted the skull. Actually using the limited palette of White, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue was a good lesson. It is similar to my grisaille, but in an alla prima method, you see the results immediately.
Posted by Robin Neudorfer at 1:02 PM