Academy of Realist Art

Floral Alla Prima Painting

05 Jul, 2024
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07 Jul, 2024

Duration: 3 days
Location: ARA Toronto
Instructor: Miriam Rosenthal
Full Price: $450
Deposit Required: $150

Floral Alla Prima Painting

$150.00

In this three day summer workshop, Miriam Rosenthal will take you step by step through the art of painting flowers from life using wet-on-wet painting method. Working in the alla prima method which will give participants the ability to use expressive brushwork and thickness of paint to suggest individual petals while still maintaining a fresh look.

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In this three day summer workshop, Miriam Rosenthal will take you step by step through the art of painting flowers from life using wet-on-wet painting method.

Working in the alla prima method which will give participants the ability to use expressive brushwork and thickness of paint to suggest individual petals while still maintaining a fresh look. Flowers being quite intricate in shape and colour while also having a very luminous quality is what  makes them difficult to paint. In order to achieve a realistic floral painting, participants will have to pay careful attention to the values as well as being able to judge the subtleties of the temperatures and colours.

This workshop is designed for artists of all levels, from beginners looking to explore a new medium to experienced painters seeking to refine their skills. Participants will have the opportunity to receive personalized feedback and guidance from Miriam, as well as learning from her painting demonstrations throughout the workshop.

Note: We will be providing flowers for this workshop but if you want to bring your own, let us know ahead of time.

This workshop will meet for instruction and critiques at our studio at 10 am – 4pm ET each day

Full workshop price is $450, and a $150 deposit is required to save your easel. The balance will be due on the first day of the workshop.

Materials

Oil Colours

  • Titanium White
  • Naples Yellow Light (optional)
  • Cad Yellow Med
  • Yellow Ochre Light or Pale
  • Cad Orange Med (optional)
  • Cad Red Med
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Magenta (optional)
  • Burnt Sienna or Red Umber
  • Burnt Umber (0ptional)
  • Raw Umber
  • Green Umber (optional)
  • Viridian Green
  • Ultramarine Blue or Prussian Blue
  •  Dioxazine Violet (optional)
  • Ivory Black or Lamp Black
Note: Purchase only Artist Grade paints. Do not use Winton or water soluble paints.

Solvent

  • Doorless mineral spirits (GamSol). Turpentine is NOT permitted in the studio.

Canvas

  • 3 or more acrylic primed panel or canvas, 9”by 12”

Mediums

  • Linseed oil

Tools

  • Palette (Select one of the following): Glass, wood or paper (Grey Matters)
  • Palette knive
  • Medium cup (small cups with lids for holding medium or mineral spirits)
  • 2 Small jars for cleaning brushes
  • Mahl stick (a ½ inch diameter dowel approximately 30 inches)
  • Rags or paper towels or shop towels

Brushes (either natural or synthetic hair)

Note: these are the minimum brush requirements – please feel free to bring more.
  • 2-3 Bristle hair filbert brushes – ranging in size from #2 to #8
  • 5-10 Soft hair filbert brushes – ranging in size from #0 to #8
Note: Make sure to have a few small brushes for detail.

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About ARA Workshops

Each participant gets lots of one-on-one attention from our superb instructors. ARA instructors teach year round so, unlike many artists who offer summer/holiday workshops our instructors are professional teachers as well as accomplished artists. Whether you are an award-winning experienced artist or have never painted before, our instructors will tailor to your skill level. If you have any questions or are having trouble with online registration, please contact us.