| 08 December, 2013 10:33
Studio Incamminati is a drawing and painting academy located in Philadelphia. Its founder, Nelson Shanks, is one of the greatest living portrait painters in America. Under his supervision and tutelage, hundreds of very fortunate students have studied and are studying the principles of classical atelier fine art.
November 5 - 11 one of these instructors came to the Great Falls School of Art to conduct a professional developement workshop for intermediate and advanced level painters in fine arts. I was very fortunate to be able to attend the workshop along with seven other artists from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.
I have posted here a progression of my sustained study of the female nude from the very first drawing, the closed grisaille, to the full color finished oil painting. The painting measures 16 X 20 inches. These developements took three days, seven hours a day.
From these pictures you can see the classical developement of the image from the monochrome drawing in oil, on canvas, to the first, second and third passes of color, each nearing more the natural appearance of the skin tones surrounded by light and colored drapery.