Alla Prima Portrait Painting with the Zorn Palette

Dominique Medici is a NYC-based artist specializing in both Egg tempera and Oil painting. Primarily a portrait and figure painter, she studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition. She was a semi-finalist in the 2016 BP Portrait Prize, 2006 Outwin Boochevor Portrait Completion and recently received an honorable mention in the 2014 Portrait Society of America members show and honorable mention for portraiture during Oil Painters of America’s 24th Annual National Juried Show and the Margaret Dole Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Exhibition. Dominique has undertaken numerous international portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout Europe and the US. Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly.
1:30-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Bring your preferred support. Primed Masonite (hardboard). Canvas or Linen Panels. Stretched Canvas or Linen (prime with a neutral gray). Size: 11″x14″ or 12” x 16”. Quantity: 1 panel per class
  • We will use a Limited Palette, no student grade, 40 ml tube or larger.
    • Titanium White
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Red Light (Gamblin or Rembrandt)
    • Ivory Black or Blue-Black/li>
  • Any professional brushes in the following sizes are fine. I will have a selection of Raphael and Rosemary & Co. brushes available for purchase during the workshop
    • Hog Hair or Natural Bristle (Flat and/or Filbert) #4 (2), #6 (2) #8 (1)
    • Kolinsky Sable or synthetic (pointed) #4 (1)
  • Two clip on metal cups for Mineral Spirits and Linseed Oil
  • Mediums: Linseed Oil
  • Brush Cleaner: Gamsol
  • Rags or Paper Towels
  • Sketchbook and Pencil (for notes and thumbnails)

I can provide Paint, Palette, Medium, Solvent and Cups for $7.50 per day.

Explore Alla Prima, a painting method where layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. In this class we will work from the Zorn limited palette, named after Swedish artist Anders Leonard Zorn. Our palette will be limited to only four colors: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium, Ivory Black, and White.