Painting the Half Figure Portrait with Teresa Oaxaca

May 16-19, 2019

Image copyright Teresa Oaxaca

Image copyright Teresa Oaxaca

In this workshop, Teresa and her students work on one large painting from a four-day, mid length life size pose from the live model, including the model's head and hands, costume and props. Compositions, value and color will be discussed. Techniques will involve underpainting, overpainting, impasto and wet into wet effects. Materials, supports, and drying time will be discussed. As color will be a central focus throughout the class, students may expect to find a number of rich setups that they may include in addition to the live model; drapery, headpieces, makeup, flowers, and possibly stuffed parrots. A lecture about composition will also be given as part of the class, and students will find the use and challenge and benefit of adding richness to their compositions, drawing on old master baroque and art nouveau concepts at the same time, as well as Teresa’s own unique sense of style.

Workshops take place in the GACA’s studio, located in the Pierce Arrow Building, 4814 Washington Blvd, Suite 322, St. Louis, MO.

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