RE-IMAGINING THE EVERYDAY
On this course you will complete a painting in one session, often referred to as wet-into-wet or more correctly, Alla Prima. We will begin by going out into the streets around the school studio, observing urban compositions with their natural abstract qualities, paying attention to the overlooked and the everyday.
We will record these images with a camera [your phone camera is ideal] or by drawing [or both], then return to the studio to begin work. We will be focussing on realism, seen with its inherent abstractness through colour, form and shape.
Then the fun really kicks in! Paying close attention to colour mixing through using a limited palette, the approach will be immediate and responsive, as you work wet-into-wet [Alla Prima], working from dark to light and aiming to complete a painting in one sitting.
During subsequent sessions, we will introduce colour theory in structured sessions, and work up a larger scale painting, amalgamating what you have learned over the previous sessions.
This system is fun to learn and is suitable for painters with limited experience as well as for more experienced practitioners.