LEVEL 2: PAINTING THE HUMAN FIGURE FROM LIVE MODELS

Grisaille

Day 1:  Understanding paint

Theory Session:
Imprimatura
How to mix and organise the values on the palette
How to organise values on big shapes
Application of paint: lean over fat

Painting session:
One three-hour pose with model

Day 2: Controlling paint

Theory Session:
Relationship among values
Transitions and edges
Blending and softening

Painting session:
One three-hour pose with model

Day 3: Light impression

Theory Session:
Fall of the light
Figure and background
Impasto and transparency

Painting Session:
One three-hour pose with live model

Final Review