(Bruges, Belgium) In this workshop, Cuong will demonstrate his own approach to the old masters technique of oil painting using the verdaccio underpainting. Verdaccio is a greenish underpainting technique used byearly Italian fresco painters. The artist establishes all the values in the underpainting technique. Several transparent over paintings are then applied, achieving a realistic skin toned painting that glows. Much like his pastel painting technique using the same method, Cuong has perfected an almost step by step method of achieving a great finished painting. Demonstrations and individual attention will be emphasized, enabling each student to produce a finished painting by workshop completion.
This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color.
Here is the description for the Oil workshop:
DAY 1: Introducing materials.
Preparation of the surface (canvas or linen). Cuong will do a drawing demo (charcoal on paper) from 10AM-12PM. Students will start drawing after lunch until the end of the day
DAY 2: Cuong will show the students how to transfer their drawing to the canvas. After transferring the image to the canvas, we will begin the Verderccio.
DAY 3: Learning Cuong's color palette. Apply colors on top of the underpainting, using glazing technique.
DAY 4: Continue working on the glazing technique. Start working on details.
DAY 5: Final touches.
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