Former Classical Atelier student Eduardo Fernandez unveiled his portrait of Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to a jubilant audience January 15th. In this photograph Eduardo can be seen in front of his portrait. Congratulations Eduardo on such a serious accomplishment.
Our very own fourth year student- D. Jordan Parietti's beautiful cast drawing was chosen to be on the splash page of the Nitram Charcoal Website. We send our congratulations to Jordan for a lovely drawing. Jordan- you put your best effort into everything you undertake- we are privileged to work with you.
by Michelle La Bonté Kelly (Artist Educator for Winsor & Newton)
Sinking in, paint that goes dull, matt and chalky creating a visually inconsistent surface, is problem frequently encountered by painters. Though many of us are most familiar with this happening in oils, it can also occur with alkyds and acrylics.
A wipeout-style underpainting allows you to broadly push and pull values-- with a thin layer of paint that is free of sharp edges and ridges --until you are satisfied with the results. This binding layer of umber locks your drawing onto the canvas within a brief 3 hours, and leaves you open to explore more nuanced form with consecutive layers of paint.