Students of the Aristides Atelier are pleased to take part in Allan Carroll's workshop in the first week of December. Derived from the French gris, grisaille painting is done monochromatically in tones of sepia or gray; traditionally utilizing casts as subject matter, grisaille painting allows students to focus on value to accurately describe form without the distraction of color. Over the course of five days, Mr. Carroll plans to paint a stunning 42x78" panel after Gerard de Lairesse along with the students. Including both decorative and figurative trompe l'oeil elements, this panel will push the students' understanding of decorative grisaille painting.
Allegorie op de Wetenschappen
(Allegory of the Sciences)
Oil on Canvas
Between 1675 and 1683
Please visit Mr. Carroll at Surface Fragments and enjoy his Artisphere interview to learn more.
Alan Carroll is an eminent Irish decorative artist who has completed numerous successful commissions in Europe and the United Sates, including projects for Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, Bill Gates and Paul Simon. Working with prestigious architects and interior designers on the Architectural Digest Top 100 list, Carroll is established as one of the very best decorative artists in the business.
Gage Academy of Art was delighted to host Florence-based painter and instructor, Jordan Sokol, this August. Over the course of an intensive five-day workshop, students were able to immerse themselves in the basic principles of sight-size, blocking in, value, and a limited color palette.