Great Falls Workshop Demo

By

Armand Cabrera

This little profile was painted on the last day of my three day workshop in Great Falls Virginia over the weekend. The class was a studio class and we had 15 people in the workshop. Everyone worked hard and hopefully came away with some new ideas for improvement.

Every day I tackled a different subject for the demos. I wanted to show that the process I teach and the color palette I use works with any motif. I limit my demos during class so students get more painting time. This was a one hour demo with some touch up at home to finish it. I usually finish things in one sitting but demos are a special circumstance and sometimes I feel the need to finish them when I’m home.

The Recruit 12×9 oil on linen
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5 thoughts on “Great Falls Workshop Demo

  1. Hey Armand,

    Thats a awesome portrait! Great lighting. I love the drawing in this one. Did you start with a line drawing, or large color masses, the right shape and size, that you later drew into?

    Paint Well, Jason

  2. Jason,

    Thanks for asking. I started by making a loose drawing with a big brush. I then blocked in the shapes as flat areas of color and then modelled them and corrected as I finished. I used a limited palette of warm and cool primaries, viridian and white.

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