Compositional Oil Sketches and Poster Studies—
Designing Values and Color
Monday–Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated colors and values in many different personal and interesting ways. Understanding how to mix colors and values—and more importantly, composing them and understanding their relationships—is an essential part of an artist’s education. This intensive workshop will focus on composition of value and color in oil painting. Together we will study how artists have designed their works, and will practice painting by carefully placing colors and values clearly in an alla prima approach. This workshop is open to all levels of students, and is recommended as a way to improve color mixing, value judgment and strong statements of color.
Brandon Soloff is a classically trained painter and portraitist, whose work has been commissioned throughout the United States and Europe. The primary focus of his work is people: portraits and nudes. He believes it is essential to paint from life. Soloff has exhibited his work at the Hirschl & Adler Gallery, Alan Stone Gallery, Hammer Galleries, Royal Society of Portrait Painters (London), Meredith Long & Company, Copley Society of Boston, Galerie Alexandre Butman (Paris), and others. Institutions where his portrait work is found or affiliated with include the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Morgan Stanley, Westmont College, KKR (Kohlberg, Kravitz, Roberts & Co.) and others. For more information, visit www.brandonsoloff.com.