Monochromatic Portrait and Figure Painting w/Dominique Medici

Tuesday | 4/9-5/7 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

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
Gage Capitol Hill
Instructor can provide Paint, Palette, Medium, Solvent and Cups for $7 per class.

Paintbrushes and Gessoed Hardboard Panels (sizes 11”x14” and 12”x 16″) will also be available for purchase each class.

  • Easel: Will be provided
  • Palette: Bring a gray palette. You can make a gray palette by painting the back of a piece of plexiglass with gray acrylic) or simply use a gessoed gray panel as a palette.
  • Brushes: Any professional brushes in the following sizes:
    • Hog Hair or Natural Bristle (Flat and/or Filbert) #2 (2), #4 (2), #6 (1) #8 (1)
    • Kolinsky Sable or synthetic (pointed) #4 (1)
  • Paints: We will use a Limited Palette, no student grade.
    • Titanium White
    • Ivory Black
  • Surface/ Support: Bring your preferred support
  • Primed Masonite (hardboard), Canvas or Linen Panels
  • Stretched Canvas or Linen (prime with gray gesso). Size: 11” x 14″ or 12” x 16”. Quantity: 1 or 2 canvases/ panels for each class
  • Mediums: Linseed Oil
  • Brush Cleaner: Gamsol
  • Additional Materials:
    • Two clip on metal cups for Mineral Spirits and Linseed Oil
    • Rags or Paper Towels
    • Sketchbook and Pencil (for notes and thumbnails)
Understanding Proportion and Value are essential in our training as artists. Painting in Gray tones (Grisaille) helps us understand value structure in paintings. Without color we can focus on rendering form and the play of light and shade. Instructor Dominique Medici will start with a demo and break down the process of painting into clear and consecutive steps. Students will have the choice of working in black and white or umber and white.