Alla Prima Panting Technique
Weekend with an Artist and a Chef May 2010 Workshop: Painting Instruction
Image and technique for this workshop courtesy of Artist Lorne Bishop (http://lornebishop.com)
Step 1: Have a solid drawing. Ideally you should have a value sketch done on a scaled piece of paper. This will be used throughout the painting process as a value reference for your painting.
Step 2: Do an outline of your sketch on tracing paper. Using carbon paper, trace your image onto your canvas.
Step 3: Go over your outline sketch on your canvas with India ink and allow drying
Step 4: Create a thin veil using burnt sienna over the whole surface and allow drying
-medium for veil: 10 parts thinner or turps to 1 part darmar varnish.
Step 5: Add Copal medium to each oil pigment on your palette.
Step 6: Have clean thinners available to clean your brush if need be, otherwise clean brushes with a clean dry cloth.
Step 7: Begin brushing in your color. Depending on how long your paints are sitting out, they make get stiff as you continue to paint. You may use extra copal to loosen the pigment if need be.
Materials used for this workshop:
Veil- 10 parts thinner or turps – 1 part darmar varnish
Thinner or odorless solvent