Jim Peters: Painting the Figure
June 12 - June 18, 2010
An opportunity for a seven-day figure workshop: a two-part course beginning Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, and continuing on the following week, June 14 through 18. Each course can be taken separately, however the two courses will build on each other. The weeklong session will continue our work with the figure with emphasis on the language or methods of painting (overpainting, wet-in-wet, glazing, dry brush, etc.). Materials will be discussed and demonstrated with concern for our painting surfaces (glossy or matte, smooth or textured, thin or thick, or any/all of the above). The week's work will consist of several one- or two-day paintings and at least one five-day long piece. The paintings of Matisse, Picasso, Neel, Dumas, Manet, Spero et al will be analyzed. Models will be present on all class days. Working the figure from photographic/ digital sources is also encouraged for those who desire; we will explore the possibilities and intricacies of working from sources other than the live model. All mediums are permissible.