ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT PAINTING
SATURDAY MAY 11 and MAY 12
TWO DAY WORKSHOP
9:00 AM - 4:00 P.M
Limited enrollment 12 max - only 6 spaces remaining !
Mothers Only! - %10 Mothers Day Discount. $365
"Yeah! I'm a mother and I deserve a break"
Sean Cheetham uses a very distinct palette, called a “mud-palette”, when working on alla prima portraits. This palette will be discussed extensively throughout the workshop. The benefits of working with this palette are value and color control. Sean will discuss harmony and unity in your final piece. He will teach you a simple step-by-step process to painting alla prima portraits. Sean will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait. The workshop will start off with a demonstration and then Sean will continue to paint alongside the students throughout the weekend as well as offering critiques. There will be a different model each day as the focus is on direct wet-into-wet painting.
All supplies are RECOMMENDED, NOT required.
Oil Colors: (Unless listed, all colors are Winsor Newton)
Cadmium Green Pale
Yellow Ochre Pale
Manganese Blue Hue
Permanent Alizarin Crimson (“I use Old Holland Alizarin Crimson Lake Extra.”)
Olive Green (Winsor Newton or M. Graham NOT Gamblin)
French Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Red Deep
Brushes: Trekell Golden Taklon rounds 4 to 8 (similar to Winsor Newton University series short-handled rounds)
Ampersand gessoboard - 8×10”, 9×12”, or larger
Odorless mineral spirits and container such as silicoil-Gamsol or Turpenoid
Large palette (wood, glass, or disposable)
“Any brushes you have or have a preference for are fine. If you use a canvas or canvas board then you may consider using bristle brushes. I use bristles when I paint on canvas boards. I prefer the filbert shape in sizes 4 to 12.”