June 18, 19, 20, & 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Robert Armetta – Instructor
This workshop will present sound historic principles of classical portrait painting which can easily be used by contemporary artists. Working directly on the canvas, students will draw the model in charcoal, develop an abbreviated underpainting, and then work up the painting in color to a finish. The instructor will lecture on methods for achieving a solid design, the anatomical structure of the head, palette layout, brush handling, and color mixing.
Cad Green or any prismatic green
Cad Yellow Lite
Cad Red Lite
Gamsol brand mineral spirits - no turp!
Small leak-proof jars (2)
Assortment of Long Handled Brushes:
(Synthetic, mostly—some Bristles, and if you can afford it, some Sables, mostly Filbert and Flats, some rounds. No Brights. Avoid extra-large and unusual shapes.)
Wooden Palette - smooth surface, lightweight, around 12" x 16"
VIVA brand paper towels
An oil-primed linen canvas, 11’’x14’’
Soft vine charcoal
Generals Charcoal Pencils - Extra Soft
Can of workable fixative (please note: no spraying of fixative is permitted in the Academy)
Long skewer or knitting needle, or similar object for measuring