The Figure and Color

The Figure and Color

This workshop will focus on an analytical and emotive approach to painting the human figure with an emphasis on color and value relationships in a related atmosphere. The development of form through an observation and interpretation of plane shifts projecting and receding from the eye will be stressed. Aspects of anatomy, proportion and movement will be discussed along with the development of an Alla Prima technique, which involves both scumbling and glazing. Steven will guide you with techniques for dealing with the flux of changes that occur as a model poses, learning to hold and interpret what you see with a selective eye. Each day will consist of lectures, demos and one-on-one critiques. Students will benefit from close contact with Steven’s representational style and extensive knowledge of the human figure. www.stevenassael.com