Introduction to Figure Painting

Introduction to Figure Painting

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The figure is one of the most common themes found within historical and contemporary painting. The figure has the ability to transmit psychological messages and imprint upon the viewer a multitude of emotions. In this class we will work directly from the model, while we address issues of form, proportions, and disposition. Specific topics to be covered include:  gesture, balance, proportion, movement, mass, and anatomy. Additionally, this class will serve as an introduction to the versatility of water mixable oil paints as both a method of staining the paint surface and building thicker, juicier marks

Students are responsible for their own paint and canvas. Paints needed are in the following hues of water-mixable paint (I recommend Windsor-Newton, Holbein, or Daniel Smith brand). 

Required Paints: Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red Hue, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White, Viridian Green, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Ceruleun Blue, and Cadmium Orange Hue

Brushes are available students may bring their own brushes and palette knives.

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