Portraiture for Art Educators
During the week of June 25, I had the great pleasure of attending a class on portraiture at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. The instructor was fantastic and I would highly recommend taking a class with Natalie Italiano if you have any interest in portraiture and figurative art. Each day featured two models. We worked with a very limited palette - day 1 and 2 featured only burnt sienna and ultramarine blue. One day 2, we added white to this mix - and a tiny bit of cadmium red deep. On day three, we switched to pure value studies, using burnt umber, ivory black and titanium white. Day four and five allow for more color, but still represented an extremely limited palette for my liking - add cadmium lemon, cadmium red medium, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson and a tiny little dab of dioxizine purple just because his shirt was IMPOSSIBLE with out it!
I learned a ton and feel much more comfortable teaching drawing skills after this experience. I am excited to apply this knowledge to my classes in the fall!
I must thank the Sisters of DKG, Alpha Zeta State, Gamma Chapter for the grant I received which funded this course. I could not have participated in this experience without your help and support. THANK YOU!
Lora Marie Durr
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
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