Ala prima painting is painting "all at once", or the process of painting wet into wet. Ala prima portraits are fresh, lively, energetic and intoxicating to the eye.
During this 4.5 hour, five DVD series, Baumgaertner will demonstrate wet-into-wet painting as she captures model Peggy Moore (portrait on DVD cover, right). The series follows the step-by-step creation of the head and hands ala prima portrait, from setting up and posing the model, drawing, lit and shadow, value massing, color correction, placing features, correcting and finishing. The DVD series also includes chapters on manipulation of wet paint, brush technique and color theory.
The introductory price for this new series is $189, retail price is $259. Shipping and handling is $15 for orders in the US and $20 for international orders.
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DVD 1 Introduction to the rich history of ala prima portraiture. Materials: Oil paints, palette, and other materials. Color Theory: Mixing flesh tones, correcting mud and chalkiness. Brush Control: Learning to use the brush to sculpt and manipulate the paint. Setting Up the Model: Positioning lighting, background and model pose. Drawing: Measuring the head, brush-sizing, construcion of the "cartoon", silhouette and shadow shapes. 69 minutes.
DVD 2 Lit and Shadow: Establishing light and shadow patterns. Three Value Massing: Determining values masses, composition of the painting. Color Correction: Determining correct color without changing value. Making It Round, Part 1: Painting the head in three dimensions, controlling terminating edges, cast shadows, and cool turning edges. 63 minutes
DVD 3 Making It Round, Part 2: Pulling edges together, "kissing the edges". Placing the Features: Placement of the features based on simplified planes of the head. Individual chapters on placing the eyes, nose, mouth and hand. 67 minutes
DVD 4 Structure and Detail: Making the painting accurate. Finishing the Features: Individual chapters with instructions on how to finish the eyes, nose, mouth and chin. 68 minutes
DVD 5 Finishing the Portrait: Individual chapters with instructions on how to finish the hair, hand, bracelets, jewlery and shirt. Pulling the entire portrait together. Sigining the painting. Close-ups of the completed portrait. 28 minutes