The Classical Approach To Figure Painting In Oil
Watwood has earned many awards, including the Elizabeth Greensheilds Foundation Grant; International Portrait Competition Honor Award (2011) PSof A; First Place in the Members Only Competition “Outside the Box” (2016) PSof A; The James Amster Award from the National Arts Club; and recognition as a Art Renewal Center “Living Master,” and ARC finalist and honor awards in their annual salons.
Born and raised in St. Louis (1971), she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughters.
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
In this 5-day workshop, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will teach the steps she uses in painting a model from life. Watwood is a leading figure in the contemporary classical movement. Her subject matter is the figure, most commonly the nude, and uses allegory and mythology, often with contemporary urban settings. Her compositions unite a classical aesthetic with a modern sensibility.
The early part of the workshop will focus on strategies for composition, design and creativity, including creating a thumbnail sketch. The model will take a week-long pose: students will set up the drawing on the canvas, create an under-painting in a limited palette, and make a detailed finish with a final pass in full color. Demos will help you master the subtleties of warm and cool relationships and color in skin tones. The overall theme of the week is learning the simple strategies you can use to create complex figurative artwork. We will explore with props and design how to inspire creative figurative work that is “outside the studio” and limited only by your imagination.