Alla prima paintings are completed in one sitting. When I paint a portrait this way, I draw with my brush, minding the spacial relationships between features. Next, I lay in the darks using full color, to support the forms of the face. The midtones, the lights and their transitions blend into the previous wet passages …
Alla prima 16″x 20″ Oil on Linen While struggling with the next set of “Cloaked” paintings, I felt the need to work with a big brush, my favorite male model and some color!
Alla Prima 8″x 10″ I’ve been absorbed-finishing up some new work and painting over some old work. I hope to post new paintings and also hope to be visiting your blogs very soon. Happy Spring! This painting is the third effort to inhabit this canvas.
An alla prima oil 11″x14″