Speed Portraits with a Limited Palette – The Art Students League

Speed Portraits with a Limited Palette

Dominique Medici

Dominique Medici

Workshop Description

May 21–25
Monday–Friday
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $450

Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

Gaining the ability to work quickly, and with precision, is key in your development as a painter. The time restraint forces you to forego detail and focus on gesture and large masses. This is the secret behind all great works. I will provide frequent demos, breaking down the process into clear and consecutive steps, as well as critique and instruction each session. Since simplicity is one of our goals, we will be using a limited palette — a limited palette of only 6 colors; Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Red Light, Cobalt Teal and Blue-Black (W&N). This palette is dynamic and will help us understand color relationships. We will focus on 4 main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge, which will help us to accurately capture a likeness within a limited time frame. Practicing this way over the course of the month will help to sharpen your observation, and take your skill to a new level.

About the Instructor

Dominique Medici is a NYC-based artist specializing in both Egg tempera and Oil painting. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and Christies Young Artist Exhibition. She was a semifinalist in 2006 Outwin Boochevor Portrait Completion and 2016 BP portrait prize. She recently received awards in the 2014 Portrait Society of America members show, Oil Painters of America’s 24th Annual National Juried Show and the Margaret Dole Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Exhibition. Dominique has undertaken numerous international portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout Europe and the US, Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly. 

 

 

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