April 25-28, 2019 Painting the Figure with Expression with David Shevlino


In this workshop the class will start with a loose, quick acrylic underpainting, then work over it in oil paint. The acrylic paint dries within a few minutes, making it ideal for underpainting.  On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the model. Painting over an underpainting allows for more building up of paint so that parts can be scraped and wiped away to expose the underlying tones and forms.  This lends itself to an expressive, more abstract approach, while creating an interplay between tones, forms and color.  In addition to brushes, we’ll be using plastic scrapers to add and remove paint.

Workshop Fee: $550 + Model Fee

white dress, 39 x 35, oil on canvas 2/2015

Erin in a crown, oil on panel 18 x 14, Dec 2015

Amber in White, oil on panel, 30 x 24.5, 2016

Nude on Green, oil on canvas, 39.5 x 37 1-2013

Yellow Shirt, oil on panel, 14.5 x 12, Feb 2016

Leaping Figure, 48 x 42 oil on canvas 9/2012