Alyssa Monks: Transcending the Photo Reference. February 28-March 3, 2018

Unknown.jpeg
images.jpeg
74274561dab5adeab10823e942a07bae.jpg
hqdefault.jpg
Unknown.jpeg
images.jpeg
74274561dab5adeab10823e942a07bae.jpg
hqdefault.jpg

Alyssa Monks: Transcending the Photo Reference. February 28-March 3, 2018

675.00

February 28-March 3
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm
$675

Painting: Transcending the Photo Reference

This workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct traditional painting techniques. It aims to instruct painters on how to use the photograph to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitates a photograph. The workshop will explain how to create a useful photo reference, covering topics such as ideal lighting, camera settings, lenses, Photoshop, and printing. The process will begin with preparations such as choosing a composition through quick sketches from a variety of reference photos, progressive oil sketches with limited use of the photograph, and then laying in the composition with an imprimatura wash. When that is dry, the students will learn to create color relationships that portray the space and volume, creating the illusion. Emphasis is then placed on paint application and ways of activating the surface. By focusing on deliberate brush stroke and maintaining accurate color relationships rather than rendering, the application of paint to describes the form. We will accentuate the structural volumes of the form over the contour, concentrating on relating all parts of the picture to each other with an organized palette. From there, students will be guided towards deciding what information is useful to look for and what usual pitfalls to avoid when interpreting a photograph. Deciding when and how to invent and experiment is perhaps the most crucial part of the process. Students will be encouraged to look more at the painting itself than the photographic source, using it only for initial reference. We will explore ways of seeing the picture objectively, how to imply detail without overstating, and what level of finish works best for the particular painting or style. The painting will develop through indirect layers of opaque and transparent painting to achieve the delicate nuances of flesh and other surfaces. Methods of Glazing and Scumbling will be discussed. The final result can be a painting that captures the essence of your subject (and your connection with that subject) and contains the intimacy of the human touch that transcends a smooth photo-realistic image. There are a variety of results varying from abstraction/improvisation to a more illusionistic representation. All will be discussed and the challenges and rewards of each will be explored. 

www.alyssamonks.com
monks.studio@gmail.com

Quantity:
Pay in Full

For a complete calendar of events at the Warehouse, please see "Calendar of Events at WH521" to see additional classes and workshops hosted by local artists.  

Please "Like" our Facebook page for easy updates of classes and workshops. 

All workshops that are currently full have waiting lists available.  Please fill out waiting list form or email jeanie at warehouse521@gmail.com to be added to a list. A deposit is not needed to be placed on the waiting list, only when a spot comes available.