This workshop is designed to troubleshoot painting from direct observation. The focus will be on developing a process for working on a portrait over an extended period of time. Techniques for simplifying and constructing a head will be demonstrated and individualize instruction will be given on the use of painting materials and drawing with shapes of color values to express form and light. Painting a single model and pose for the entire session, students will learn how to represent an individual’s unique gesture, features, and personality, by establishing key facial landmarks and relationships to return to throughout the study. There will also be analysis of painting processes from old master works.
Drew Lantrip uses both traditional and digital materials and has a deep understanding of the elements of drawing and painting, of anatomy and art history. Drew Lantrip’s work revolves around the figure as his primary source for inspiration. Through it he explores the relationships of line, color, rhythm, and the psychology of gesture. His interest is in painting as a visual language and its ability to evoke and express feelings and ideas universally.
He studied classical drawing and oil painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. After graduating in 2010, he has spent time painting in Italy, the Netherlands, Portland, Oregon, Tokyo, and Connecticut, while he currently lives in Roseburg, Oregon. He paints figurative works, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in oil.