Composition & Design in Color Values – The Art Students League

Composition & Design in Color Values

Brandon Soloff

Brandon Soloff

Workshop Description

MAY 7–11
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request a supply list

Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated paint in many different personal and interesting ways. This intensive workshop will focus on studying the composition of value and color in oil painting, with a choice of painting directly all prima, or by using a layered grisaille underpainting to depict flesh in extremely interesting ways. Together we will study how artists have designed their works, how to mix colors and values— and more importantly, composing them and understanding their relationships. This workshop is open to all levels of students, and is recommended as a way to improve color mixing, layering of paint, value and cool/warm judgment, and strong statements of color.

About the Instructor

Brandon Soloff is a classically trained painter and portraitist, whose work has been commissioned throughout the United States and Europe. He has exhibited his work at the Hirschl & Adler Gallery, Alan Stone Gallery, Hammer Galleries, the Royal Society Portrait Painters (London), Meredith Long & Company, the Copley Society of Art (Boston), Galerie Alexander Butman (Paris) and others. Institutions where his portrait work is found, or affiliated with, include Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Morgan Stanley, Westmont College, and KKR (Kohlberg, Kravitz, Roberts & Co.). He has also taught at Chelsea Chelsea Classical Studio, the Art Students League, Studio 126, Mims Studios, Charles H. Cecil Studios, Studio415ny, and the National Academy School. For more information, please visit

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