In this class we will use both Indirect and Direct (Alla Prima) painting techniques. Short and long poses help us gain the ability to work with efficiency and precision. Each month we will work from a combination of paintings, photos and/or models. Medici will demo and break down the poses into clear and consecutive steps. Since simplicity is one of the goals, we will be using a limited palette and we will focus on 4 main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge. Practicing this way month after month leads to greater confidence and takes your skills up a notch or two.
About the Instructor
Dominique Medici is a Figurative Artist specializing in Oil Painting. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Art in Action and Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition. Medici has received awards from The Portrait Society of America, Art Renewal Center, Oil Painters of America, and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, among others. Medici has undertaken numerous portrait commissions and her work is displayed in many private collections throughout the US and Europe. Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively, both privately and publicly.