The Classic Painting Procedure: Working with Impasto & Glazes

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The Classic Painting Procedure: Working with Impasto & Glazes

02 July, 2018 to 13 July, 2018

Angel Academy of Art Florence
10 Via Nardo di Cione, Firenze, Toscana 50121

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Copying master paintings is the fastest way to learn, and the surest way for a painter to improve. In this workshop, the students work from a painting by such greats as Rembrandt, van Dyck and Bouguereau to learn the process of painting with impasto, half-pastes (mezzo pasto) and glazes. Part of the “secret” is in the method of underpainting used.

Maestro Michael John Angel gives several painting demonstrations throughout the two weeks and teaches the class how to stay in control of the drawing while developing the colour.

Students also receive various pdf and jpeg send-outs that encapsulate the correct methods of using oil paint. These send-outs explain the different grounds, materials and mediums used in oil painting and also describe the various layers used in traditional underpainting-overpainting techniques.

Image: Kramskoi - Portrait of Shishkin