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 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.