Full program description
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Date(s): November 15 − 19 (Monday – Friday)
Course Number: #6379
The great figurative paintings give life to skin tones by employing warm and cool colors, yet so many painters struggle with this in their own work. In this workshop we will emphasize these color and temperature relationships.
With demos and lectures we will explore both direct and indirect methods of painting the portrait. Starting with simplified light and shadow we’ll create shape relationships which are the foundation for likeness. With a focus on color and value relationships, we’ll use complimentary colors for neutralizing, warming and cooling. Finally, through observing the temperature changes in the subject, we’ll learn to apply them to your canvas.
Painter and instructor Roy Mendl began his oil painting career at age 13 at The Arts Students League and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Paralleling a career in graphic design, Roy continued his training as a painter. As the founder of Studio 19, he led a bi-weekly group of artists dedicated to honing their craft, painting from a live model. Currently, Roy teaches figure and portraiture at Chelsea Classical Studio, New York. Roy’s work has been exhibited in multiple solo and group shows,and hangs in private collections in the U.S., and Europe.