A study of the process of making luminous paintings in the style of the Flemish masters (Hugo Vander Goes, the Van Eycks, Dirk Bouts). The first half is devoted to exercises for understanding stages of the technique: underpainting on a gesso ground, methods of applying layers of egg tempera, and oil resin glazes. Thereafter, students apply Renaissance techniques to their own subjects. No prerequisites.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
David Small is a painter who holds a BFA from UMass Amherst and an MFA from MassArt. His work has been shown nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include: Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts; Brockton Art Museum Triennial; Castle Scholz-Reichenau, Austria; Franklin Silverstone Gallery, Montreal; and Vanderbilt University.