Thursday, March 16, 2017

Joanne Mehl Alla Prima Class

Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oils,  Part 2 with Joanne Mehl

March 13th – April 17th, $240

Mondays, 9:30am – 12.30pm, downstairs studio

This six week course follows and builds on the introductory Jan/ Feb course, but anyone with basic skill in Alla Prima painting is welcome to join and learn more!

In the first course we focused on accuracy in drawing, value patters, and warm and cool color relationships as they pertain to flesh tones.  We will continue working on these aspects of Portraiture while introducing the following ideas:
1. Painting wet into wet using thicker paint and less solvent.
2. Exploring the effects created using brushes of different shapes and materials.
3. Using brushstrokes to help define form ("positioning")
4. Exploring additional textures such as dry brush, transparency and line.
5. Learning to control emphasis, using the amount of detail and value to direct the viewers gaze.
6. Finally, speeding up the process by determining which steps are nop longer necessary and leaving them out. 

Drop in students welcome, but the classes are sequential.

Questions? Email me @

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201


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