Painting Alla Prima from Life and Photos with David Shevlino

$510.00

In this class we’ll paint alla prima (wet into wet) and explore painting different subjects from photos, including the portrait.  We’ll work from a portrait model on the first day, and then well use photos of other subjects, such as people, children, landscape. We’ll talk about techniques for simplifying the subject and learning to paint with directness and economy.  We’ll also talk about the basics of form, value, color and how we use our painting knowledge to interpret photos so that they can become successful paintings.

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Description

DATE: May 4 – 6, 2019
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm
FEE: $510
LOCATION: 1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610
SUPPLIES LIST:  Keep reading, you’ll find it below Cancellation Policy
MEDIUM: Oils
LEVEL: All levels | STUDENTS: Maximum 15,  minimum 8

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

In this class we’ll paint alla prima (wet into wet) and explore painting different subjects from photos, including the portrait.  We’ll work from a portrait model on the first day, and then we’ll use photos of other subjects, such as people, children, landscape. We’ll talk about techniques for simplifying the subject and learning to paint with directness and economy.  We’ll also talk about the basics of form, value, color and how we use our painting knowledge to interpret photos so that they can become successful paintings.  There will be a demonstration painting on the first morning.

BIO

David Shevlino was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1962. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York. Growing up near NYC, Shevlino was exposed to art as a teenager. He began making trips to art museums at age 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting.  His early work was very traditional and classically inspired.  However, after many years of experimenting, Shevlino began exploring a looser paint application which stradles the line between representational painting and abstraction.   This “in between” area is where the painter feels most comfortable and best able to express his artistic voice.  His paintings are characterized by broad brushstrokes, a sensuous application of paint and an obvious feel for tonal harmonies. At the same time, the artist demonstrates a firm sense of control, tightening up the composition through his deft modeling of the human form.
Shevlino has exhibited work nationally in both solo and group exhibits over the past two decades and currently lives in Wake Forest, NC.

CANCELLATION POLICY (NEW!)

If a month before the workshop we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the workshop to happen the workshop will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.

If you cancel less than 60 DAYS prior to the start of a workshop you will receive half of your registration fee, If you cancel less than 30 DAYS prior the start of the workshop you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee. If you cancel before the 60-day limit you will receive a full refund minus 3% processing fee.  Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day class and are unable to attend any portion will not receive a refund.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY (NEW!)

Workshop will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled, all registration money will be returned to the students minus 3% processing fee.  The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.

SUPPLIES LIST

Portable standing easel

Foldable side table for your palette (like a tv dinner table)

Brushes:

Filberts, flats of varying sizes. Avoid soft synthetic brushes and brights. Also, please don’t bring short, stumpy brushes to class. Natural bristle and/or STIFF synthetic are best. #10,12,14 Silver Bristlon or Rosemary Ivory series.

For a natural bristle, any good quality manufacturer will do. (Robert Simmons, Silver brush.)
NOTE: Since there is no uniformity in the size numbers between different brush manufacturers, bring at least 2 brushes which are ¾” and 1” wide

Medium/others: refined linseed oil, but not cold pressed (NO STAND OIL)
-Odorless paint thinner for rinsing/cleaning brushes
-Rags or paper towels
– Palette AT LEAST 11 x 14 or bigger

-Paint cups or old cans
NOTE: Bring jars or cans for your thinner at least 3” in diameter
-Jar with lid for used paint thinner.

Surfaces: Neutrally toned gray canvas or panel: Use Dick Blick matte acrylic
“warm gray” for toning.
-Panel/canvas size range 14 x 18 to 16 x 20 inches. Students need 1-2 canvas/panels for each day of the workshop

Oil colors:
I recommend Gamblin Oil colors if possible, especially for the Olive Green.
Titanium white
Cadmium red light
Cadmium orange or equivalent
Burnt sienna
Yellow ochre
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine blue
dioxazine Purple
Cadmium yellow light
viridian green
Olive green
raw umber

Photos
Bring 3-4 photos you want to use, that way you have options to choose from. David will need to see them first. After you register for the workshop we will give you David’s e-mail address for you to e-mail him the images you are planning to bring to the workshop. Photos should be clear, in focus with good sense of light and shadow. Photo subjects are limited to portraits, figures and landscapes.

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