Alla Prima Still Life Painting w/Devin Cecil-Wishing

Monday-Friday | 6/17-6/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Devin Cecil-Wishing studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he graduated in 2005 with High Honors from the Illustration Dept. Wanting to push his skills further, Devin applied and was accepted to study under the direction of Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City. Devin moved to New York and began his studies in the summer of 2009. In his fourth year as a student he was invited to begin teaching classes there as well.

Devin’s work has been featured in numerous publications including American Artist Magazine, The Epoch Times, Bay Nature Magazine, The New Criterion and theSan Francisco Chronicle.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. He has received numerous awards including acceptance to the Hudson River Fellowship and first place in the “Alfred Ross Prize for Excellence in Cast Drawing,” and has been awarded in the prestigious Art Renewal Center’s annual scholarship competition. His work has also been featured in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon multiple times.

Devin currently lives in New York City where he paints and teaches at the Grand Central Atelier.

He is represented by Sheldon Fine Art in Newport, RI and William Ris Gallery in Jamesport, NY.

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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Small Alla Prima paintings can be a great way to learn about color, composition, value structure and paint handling. In this workshop you will set up and execute a new still life painting each day. By moving through a series of small quick paintings, you will quickly explore different concepts related to painting the still life. A strong emphasis is placed on color mixing, color relationships and understanding light as well as making solid decisions on the palette before applying paint to the painting. In addition to time spent painting, this class will include demonstrations by the instructor as well as lectures on light and color.