Figure Painting in Oil with Andrew Grant
Work from a live model in this 2-day workshop and explore painting the figure in oil paint. Longer poses offer students the opportunity to conceptualize the forms that make up the figure and there will be one pose held by the model during the entire workshop. While working through color space, we will create a convincing representation of our model by capturing the gesture, structure and basic anatomy. There will be discussions on drawing, color theory, palette organization and paint application through demonstration and practice.
Oil Paint - Professional Grade
Alizarin Crimson (Permanent)
Disposable grey palette (The larger the better)
Brushes, thinners and palette knives
Oil and acrylic brushes, long handle, synthetic, small to med rounds and filberts (size 0-6)
Odorless mineral spirits or artist grade safflower oil in a sealable jar
(Recommended jar brand - Silicoil)
Two palette knives - One small and one medium
Oil or acrylic primed artist grade canvas, linen or wood panel
Size 12” x 16”
Rubber gloves (recommended)
Mahl stick (Optional)
2-3 sheets of drawing paper 16”x20” or greater
Graphite pencils - 2H-2B
Andrew Maurice Grant was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and migrated to the United States an early age. Grant’s mother always had art in the home, which influences the way he approaches his own art to this day.
Grant’s subject matter is centered around women and depicting them in the most noble light, visually. His inspiration is women solely, as they have been the most consistent force in his life. Grant finds that representing women, especially black women, acts as a homage he is paying for the nurturing, generosity and kindness he has experienced all of his life.
Throughout high school and college, Grant continued to hone his technique and had the opportunity to take Art History I and II, at the University of Central Florida. When reflecting on those years, he realized he had limited exposure to people producing the type of work and subject matter he now explores exclusively. With consistent research and study, he has since found communities near and far that hold representational art at the highest standard. Fortunately, he was able to study with Terry Traumbauer Norris and privately with Carol Broman in 2010 and 2011. Academic techniques were introduced to him and a high priority was placed on developing the skills necessary to bring a vision to life.Instructor Bio