Losina Art Center: Offering Art classes in San Diego since 2006

Saturday Class

«You want me to do WHAT with my painting?!?»

Venus Project

“Very Weird” Painting Technique that Works Every Time

Each Saturday class a new model poses as Venus. As she gets in the pose, artists compose her onto their canvases and everyone paints her green. To an outsider it looks like all the artists have gone mad. But if you wait, you’ll see the group of beautiful paintings appearing, all being created in the technique of “glazing”. The artists are trained in the well-forgotten method used in Early Renaissance.

To add purposefulness to the project and make the assignment more meaningful, canvas is suggested to be “lanky” (as if we are looking at the model through a crack in the door). Paintings are created in one day. In 8-9 weeks artists will have made a series of standing figures, which can eventually be exhibited by each artist as a set or a series.

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