An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 15, 2023
Instructor: Dean Fisher
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2023
Time: 10AM – 4PM
In this two-session workshop we will work to create expressive portrait and figure paintings by focusing on capturing the subtleties of human gesture and thinking of creating, through the illusion of paint (or pastels), how form exists in space as opposed to a highly detailed rendering of a face. We will strive to give a sense of weight to our forms as well as a sense of breathable air around our subjects. There will be extensive discussion and live demonstration on capturing the feeling of a specific temperature of light on flesh.
As always, I will attempt to de-mystify flesh color mixing through an analytical approach which avoids any kind of formulaic “flesh” mixtures with the idea in mind of capturing the specific complexion of our model, which is of primary importance in capturing a likeness.
A major component of this workshop will be how the qualities of the application of the paint, itself, can play a major role in the expressive potential of the painting as well as breathing a sense of life into our work.
During the second day of this workshop, all participants will have the opportunity to paint the model for a full five hours while I offer instruction as everyone’s painting unfolds.