The Strategy of Painting People

Ricky Mujica

Ricky Mujica

Workshop Description

October 9–13
Monday–Friday
6:00–9:30pm
Fee: $450
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This class will focus on painting people from life and we will talk about how this work from life can inform the work we do from photos if we choose to work from photos. We will be talking about getting a likeness and we will be discussing color, and how it relates to reality and how it relates to your painting. We will work on strategies for making global and local measurements. We will learn squinting techniques for seeing and capturing values and form. We will discuss and learn the difference between a retinal painting approach where we paint what is in front of us irrespective of what it is, and we will also learn about a more construction boolean approach where we will analyze the 3D shapes in front of us. We will work from the general to the specific and talk about the whole instead of making a collection of details. Let’s have fun!

About the Instructor

Born and raised in NYC, Ricky Mujica was a top romance and book jacket illustrator for many years. In 2014, Ricky returned to fine art and since then has received numerous awards including, First Place at the April round of TRAC2015, the Florence and Ernest Thompson Memorial Award at the 103 Allied Artists Exhibition, and an Honorable Mention at Figurativas in Barcelona. He has been a finalist or has placed in the Portrait Society International Portrait Competitions, the OPA, NOAP, Salmagundi, Allied Artists, ARC, Artist Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine competitions. Ricky believes that empathy, creativity, and skill are most important.

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