This workshop will focus on accurately drawing and painting the figure. Students will execute a detailed drawing of the model and learn how to employ a monochromatic block-in to properly identify the values of the subject. Once the values are established, a full application of color will be applied using thin glazes of transparent watercolor. The objective of the workshop is to demonstrate how a methodical approach increases the depth and sense of realism in paintings.
Michael Mentler (aka The Bone Doctor) will decode Da Vinci and take the mystery out of Michelangelo. Each day will progress, in a clear step-by-step order, through basic and advanced drawing techniques used by master draughtsmen for over six centuries. Michael with cover the structure and proportions of the human form and then he will concentrate on balance, rhythm and the distribution of masses.
This class will focus on the art of the still life with an emphasis on florals. From the moment of conception to the finish, Robbins will discuss what makes a painting successful and what is meant by the “flow of light.”