The way I’ve been doing it: Spend the day in the dirt massaging fishmeal into the soil with my fingers to encourage the flowers to grow to then sell and make a percentage of the profit to have money to buy food. The way #bennythedog does it: wake up from a nap, eat the fishmeal because it IS food, go back to sleep. I feel like there’s a lesson here. #alaska
Hi Anchorage- I'll be teaching a portrait painting class at Blaines on May 16th- from 11-4.
Portrait Painting -Alla Prima (with model)
Alla Prima or "wet on wet" is a direct, oil painting technique that involves applying wet, opaque layers of paint on top of each other. Unlike the indirect painting technique of glazing in which a translucent layer of paint is applied to a dry layer and colors are mixed optically, alla prima layers are opaque and the colors are mixed either on the palette or directly on to the canvas. Alla prima paintings are often executed in one session making this a great approach for everything from a quick oil sketch to a finished painting. Through the use of a model, this 5 hour workshop will cover anatomy and proportions of the human head. In addition, it will underline the importance of perspective and utilizing shadow shapes when drawing the portrait. A presentation of examples from art history will be given as well as multiple demonstrations. The class will utilize a traditional, 19th century, alla prima, limited palette. At the end of the workshop, the student will leave the class with a finished portrait painting and a developed competency in rendering the human face in paint. Contact @blaines.art.framing to sign up and for more details. #art#painting#portrait#anchorage#alaska
This morning’s #100heads and the last layer of heads on one of the supports I’ve been working on. This one went to our neighbor for driving a truck load of our things 5 hours from Eagle River to Homer. Thanks Connie!
The final BFA thesis exhibition is up at #UAA at the #kimuragallery . @jadeariahh @lookatthebyrdi and @jeanette.sweetman all turned out thought provoking, challenging, beautiful work that draws you in and then forces a stimulating confrontation. Congratulations- the show is wonderful! #Anchorage , make sure you see it before it comes down! #alaska#art