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Alla Prima Landscape Painting

$225.00

August 11 & 12
9 am-5 pm
instructor:  Dave Salerno

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August 11 & 12
9 am-5 pm
instructor:  Dave Salerno

This two-day workshop will allow students to improve their ability to paint a large-scale painting using the alla prima technique.  The current huge success of the plein air movement has proven the appeal of the freshness and liveliness of direct (alla prima) landscape painting.  While indirect techniques, which gradually build up paint layers, can produce effects not possible alla prima, they tend to sacrifice the spontaneity of alla prima painting.

It is, however, difficult to complete a large painting (more than 11×14 inches) alla prima.  This workshop will focus on methods that enables alla prima painting on a larger scale including:  separating the drawing and compositional decisions,  development of the value structure, and the final application of full-color paint.

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About the instructor:
David Michael Salerno is a representational oil painter with interest in landscape (including plein air), still-life, figurative and portrait painting.  Noticing his interest in drawing as a young boy, his artist mother bought him an instructional drawing set.  David painted throughout his life, even during his years as a practicing cardiologist.  In Minneapolis, he attended the Atelier Lack, where he obtained a foundation in classical drawing and painting.  Upon retiring from his medical career, David has focused on his passion for painting.

David has a keen interest in the technology of oil painting.  He takes pride in utilizing proven techniques and products to ensure strong and stable paint layers that result in a quality archival painting.

He is a member of several national oil painting organizations, including the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Portrait Society, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS).  He has achieved the designation of Signature Artist in NOAPS.