Modernizing the Techniques of the Masters

Jan Olsson

Beginner-Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Saturday April 1; 9am-5pm & Sunday April 2; 9am-4pm (1/2 hr lunch break)
TUITION: Members: $238; Non-members: $268 (includes materials fee)

Flemish Renaissance masters used egg tempera underpaintings for oils, developing shadow and highlights in gray then applying oil glazes to establish local color. This workshop introduces modern updates to these methods. Working from photographs and using acrylic paints, students create a tonal underpainting of their subject. Subsequent layers of colored transparent glazes are applied, followed by opaque brush strokes to complete the painting. This process quickly renders volume and depth, while preserving the texture and personality of the underpainting’s brushstrokes.