Today was the first day of my Oil Portrait Workshop at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, my last workshop of the 2013 calendar year. After a brief introduction, I spent the day explaining and demonstrating my procedure for the wash-in, the painting's foundation layer (see above). My mantra: work large to small. Below in the in progress images you can see the steps I took:
For the next two days my lucky students will be working on their wash-ins. On Thursday, I'll attempt my first color layer.
Marvin Mattelson is now conducting his classes and workshops online in Full HD 1080p through his Fine Art Portrait Academy. For further information, or to register for an upcoming offering, please follow this link to his teaching page.
Until next time…
Susie and I had a model come in yesterday and did our wash-in!!! I really like seeing this in stages as it reminds me how to “see”. Thanks, Marvin.
That’s awesome. I’m glad this is helpful. The principles of seeing objectively need to be continually reinforced. Happy painting.