This video compresses all the slow activity surrounding an alla prima painting in order that you can keep the procedure in your memory a little more easily. Obviously, paintings just do not get made this fast. Having said that, this small study only took 35 minutes to complete.
I used the paints that I recommend to my students: the Winton range by Winsor & Newton. The palette consisted of: Titanium White; Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue; Permanent Rose; Cobalt Blue; Ivory Black -and an extra one, Burnt Umber.
Leaving off the Burnt Umber, I call this palette the ‘McSherry-Process’ palette as it most closely resembles the printers’ Process palette (Process Cyan; Process Yellow; Process Magenta and Process Black).
|For sale: An Alla Prima Oils Study Speedpainting Demonstration “Silver and Aster” 5″ x 7″ 181001|
I used a single brush throughout the study; a 6mm angular short bright which I kept clean using a rag.
The subject was contained in a cardboard lightbox painted black inside with a small window cut into the side through which a warm bulb lamp was directed.
This is the process that I teach in my studio art classes, using just these materials. If you want to join my classes, send me an email using the form on the left. You’ll receive a FREE eBook on my student colour palette. I also hold workshops and host painting excursions. If you have any questions, drop me a line!
181001 “Silver and Aster” 5″ x 7″ Oils on canvas is for sale. Call 086 247 0737 or email me.