Speed Portraits With A Limited 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.
9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Live Model Included
Gage Capitol Hill
Materials List:
If you do not have your own materials for $30 I can provide/rent : paints, medium, spirits, cups and gray palette paper for the duration of the workshop (email me to let me know)

Easels are provided by the school.

Gray palette

Any professional brushes in the following sizes are fine
Hog Hair Filbert #4, #6, #8 (1 of each)
Kolinsky Sable #4 (1)
Mongoose or Synthetic flat or filbert #4, #6 (1 of each)

We will use Zorn’s Palette (any professional paint brand, no student grade
40ml tube or larger)
Only the following colors:

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Ivory Black or W&N Blue-Black
    Surface/ Support:
    Bring your preferred support (prime with a neutral gray)
    Primed Masonite (hardboard)
    Canvas or Linen Panels
    Stretched Canvas or Linen
    Sizes: 8”x10”, 9”x12”, 11”x 14”, 12” x 16” , 16”x 20”
    Quantity: 18 canvases/panels
    -to save money you can paint 2 or more portraits per canvas depending on the size.
    -you can also buy canvas board packs from Michaels, Blick or Jerrys Artarama

    Linseed Oil

    Brush Cleaner:

    Additional Materials:
    Two clip on metal cups for Mineral Spirits and Linseed oil
    Palette knife
    Rags or Paper Towels
    Sketchbook and Pencil for notes

    Mastering the ability to work quickly and precisely is key in your development as a painter. The most efficient way to develop your observation and intuition simultaneously is to practice painting with short poses. The time restraint forces you to forego detail and focus on gesture and large masses. We’ll work through a systematic and disciplined technique that is uniquely designed to achieve this aim.