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Painting from Life: Alla Prima

New York, NY , United States
3h
English

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Chelsea Classical Studio is a School of Fine Art to learn Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture Based on the Human Figure. Brandon Soloff is a classically trained painter and portraitist, whose work has been commissioned and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. An experienced art instructor, he currently lives and works in New York City. The primary focus of Brandon’s work is people: portraits and nudes. He paints from life; believing a strong rapport with each subject or model is critical for a unique rendering on canvas. He has completed commissioned portraits of several distinguished society, business, collegiate, and political personalities, and his work is on permanent display at several institutions, including: Dartmouth College and Westmont College. Studying extensively in Italy, France and the United States, Brandon concentrated on drawing and painting with Charles H. Cecil and D. Jeffrey Mims, fresco with Ben Long on the Transamerica Fresco Dome, and sculpture with Martine Vaugel. He spent short stints with other artists and a year at Haverford College. He studied and copied drawings and paintings in the Harvard Fogg Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Uffizi Gallery, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Musée Henner Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What we'll do

Work in Alla Prima Style Painting Working from the live model, students will learn to work in a direct alla-prima approach where they will aim for good draftsmanship, values and color. This is a fundamental skill in painting, and learning to mix colors in the right value and placing them correctly in the composition takes much practice. There will be constant demonstrations as well as critiques.

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