Patrick Byrnes Workshop – Alla Prima Portrait Sketch

Dates: August 3-5, 2024.

Tuition: $495
Registration Opens: 12/14/2023
Non-Refundable Deposit: $100
Final payments due: 6/14/ 2024
15 Student Maximum
Call 210-872-0098 to register

In this three-day workshop, artists will learn to create alla prima portrait paintings that evince the beauty and humanity of the model with freshness, sensitivity, and lively detail. Using a lucid step-by-step approach, participants will paint three portrait sketches of three different live models using a limited palette of six colors. Patrick will guide artists with daily demonstrations and comprehensive personalized critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and finishing details. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session. This workshop is mainly geared towards intermediate painters with previous experience in oils, but beginners are also encouraged to join.

Each day of the workshop welcomes a new live model and will be divided into two basic components. Mornings begin with a short lecture and detailed demonstration, introducing and illustrating core concepts for painting alla prima with a limited palette of oil paints. Following the demonstration and for the rest of the day, participants will focus on their own portraits with the help of in-depth one-on-one critiques.

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