Alla Prima Figure with David Shevlino

Monday, June 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to Friday, June 28, 2013, 4:00 PM
Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, 340 North 12th St. Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19017

Focusing on painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet), the workshop explores techniques used to create a looser, spontaneous response to our subjects and take advantage of a slow-drying medium to keep the paint fresh and workable. An initial demonstration is followed by students working on their own and learning to interpret and simplify their subject by focusing on basic shapes and forms as described by masses of color/ light and shadow. Learning to simplify what we see allows us to paint our subjects with greater clarity and to use our brushwork with greater economy.

Guest Instructor David Shevlino is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania.┬áHe has had several solo exhibitions ofhis work in NY galleries and in cities throughout the U.S. His work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, The New Yorker, New American Paintings and The Artists’ Magazine.

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