JaFang Lu: Figure Painting – Form and Colorby Matthew Innis |
The workshop goal is to provide students with fundamental skills of the figure painting process by examining its two integral components— form and color. Through exercises in closed grisaille and color studies, the instructor introduces information and concepts on value and color relationships. Students begin by focusing on construction of the figure with accurate linear proportions, structure development and later form development with well-calibrated value relationship.
Once students gain,proficiency in form development, they shift their focus to color when basic principles on color relationship and color calibration to enable students to accurately depict the complexion of the model and lighting situation in the environment. Later in the week, students have the opportunity to bring together skills from previous days and apply them to a two-to-three-day painting. Instruction includes demos, lectures and individual critiques at students’ easels.
This workshop is open to all painting students with a good drawing foundation.
JaFang Lu conducts a three-hour demonstration Wednesday, June 21, 6–9 p.m. The demo is free for workshop participants and $20 for the general public.
Studio Incamminati graduate and instructor JaFang Lu received the 2012 Leeway Foundation for Art and Change Grant. She holds a Bachelors of Art from the City College of New York University.