Adventures in Alla Prima

by Matthew Innis |

Whether you call it alla prima or au premier coup, the method of painting directly in a single session is foreign to me.  My method has been to start with a monochromatic underpainting to establish values, and then to paint translucently or opaquely on top of that.  (I generally don’t glaze).  Lately, however, I’ve wanted…

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