A demonstration from this morning’s art class of Alla Prima Landscape Painting from a Photo. The object is to try to have the painting look like it was done from life. So don’t get drawn into slavishly copying the photographic reference. Palette: Titanium white, Cadmium yellow pale hue, permanent rose, cobalt blue, ivory black and burnt umber for the background wash and drawing and notan. I used this demo to introduce the concept of a ‘Notan’. See the definition below from Wikipedia. I think it’s a useful technique to use, especially in en plein air painting.
This took 30 minutes but the video is compressed down to about 1m 30s.
Today’s class demonstration of an alla prima style painting still life. Oils on canvas board by Kevin McSherry. I’m using Winton oils -the same palette of colours my students use: Titanium White, cadmium yellow pale hue, permanent rose, cobalt blue, ivory black and burnt umber.