Mastering Color for Portraiture with a Limited Palette – The Art Students League

Mastering Color for Portraiture with a Limited Palette

Dominique Medici

Dominique Medici

Workshop Description

February 11–15
1:30–5:00 PM
Fee: $460
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Mastering color is key to your development as an artist. We will work from master copies, photographs and models and spend the week investigating color in portraiture. We will look at the relationships between hue, value, chroma and temperature. We will learn a simple process that is designed to help us understand how to consistently mix any color in only a few steps. I will start with a demo and break down the process of painting into clear and consecutive steps. I will critique and instruct each session. We will be using a limited palette — a Chromatic palette of only 7 colors; Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine Blue and Ivory Black. This palette is very dynamic and will refinee our understanding of color relationships. Practicing this way over the course of the weekend 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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