Short Courses

Paint Better Portraits Week Florentine Method

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The course begins with an in depth explanation of the sight size method, a technical demonstration on mixing colours, organizing the palette, and preparing mediums, and producing a painting from life.

The week gives students the opportunity to paint every morning with one model between two students. Students use a limited palette, with its phenomenally broad range of colour effects, to focus on colour harmony and unity of light. Lucie will paint alongside her students to provide a visual guide to the method.

The technique is influenced by the methods of Rembrandt and Lucie's visit to the Florence Academy.

Instruction is on an individual basis, so students of all levels are welcome.