Painting the Figure from Life

Marshall Jones

Class Description

In this class students will be painting the model from life using a blend of classical and contemporary techniques with an emphasis on drawing elements and color mixing. In the beginning of the pose students will primarily focus on gesture and proportion capturing the essential shape of the figure. Learning to accurately delineate the shadow pattern, students will then examine the smaller but important nuances to make their work as life like as possible. As we move in to color there will be an emphasis on color mixing and color temperature. Students will learn how to avoid muddy mixtures, how to make simple accurate mixtures and how and when to use transparent and opaque paint.

About the Instructor

An accomplished figurative painter, Marshall Jones has taught figure drawing and painting at the Art Students League of New York, the Salmagundi Club, and Studio 371 in Jersey City. Marshall Jones was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2008. He was also awarded the Mason Grant and The Jean Gates Grant. As a scholarship member of the Salmagundi Club, he has been twice awarded the Richard Pionk award at the annual members show. In 2010 he was awarded the Fanatasy Fountain Fund Travel Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Paris American Academy. He works and teaches out of his studio in Hoboken, NJ.

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