The Underpainting and Glazing process in oil painting has a tradition with roots in The Renaissance and likely earlier times. In its original form, a monochromatic value painting is created in either warm or cool tones and must contain all the final detail of the finished work. A fully transparent glaze is created and applied over the underpainting. A stiff brush slowly dabs off the glaze until the desired degree of color remains. This technique can include many layers of glaze. In recent decades it has not often been taught in a classroom environment.
This course will teach you a modified Underpainting and Glazing process that moves into the twenty-first century. You will create a monochromatic underpainting followed by transparent, translucent and opaque glazes to add color and detail to the work. While this technique is generally used for realistic or “super realistic” paintings, it can be applied to virtually any painting style including abstract and non-objective art. The class will use photographs as source material; a common occurrence given our variable climate. Pencil drawings will be created on a smooth surfaced panel, typically gesso board, MDO plywood or metal. (Canvas is workable if preferred.)
You will be asked to work with a somewhat limited palette to start in order to gain a full knowledge of how selected colors interact with each other and the glazing medium. By the completion of the course you should be ready to move forward and apply your knowledge to your own style of painting.
This is an 8-week course.
There is no class on 4/24.