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.
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
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″, 12” x 16”. Quantity: 1 panel per class
  • We will use a semi-limited palette. Any professional paint brand is fine, no student grade 40ml tube or larger. Only the following colors:
    • Titanium White
    • Yellow Ochre (Gamblin)
    • Cadmium Red Light (Gamblin)
    • Blue Black (Winsor & Newton or Lucas)
  • Any professional brushes in the following sizes are fine:
    • Hog Hair or Natural Bristle (Flat and/or Filbert) #4 (2), #6 (2) #8 (1)
    • Mongoose or Synthetic flat or filbert #4, #6 (1 of each)
    • Kolinsky Sable or synthetic (pointed) #4 (1)
  • Mediums: Linseed Oil
  • Brush Cleaner: Gamsol

For $20 I can provide Paint, Palette, Palette Paper, Medium, Solvent and Cups for the duration of the class. Paintbrushes, Gray Gessoed Hardboard Panels sizes (11”x14” and 12″x16″) will also be available for purchase for the duration of the workshop.

Explore Alla Prima with New York-based artist Dominique Medici. Alla Prima is a painting method where layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. This technique requires a fast way of working, because the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried. Work Alla Prima as you learn the Zorn palette, limited to only four colors.