Robert Malherbe works directly from sight and real time; a technique that contributes to his vigorous, and often rapid mark-making. He is a multiple Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize finalist and a current finalist in the 2019 Wynne Prize.
In this masterclass workshop featuring a live model, Robert will guide participants through the painting technique of alla prima or wet-on-wet, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. Used predominantly in oil painting, this technique requires a fast way of working. Robert will encourage participants to look at and to think of the live model in terms of movement (dramatic composition) and physical weight (how gravity affects the form). There will be opportunity during the day for one-on-one discussion and assistance.
The Masterclass Workshop Series provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the creative practices of past winners and finalists from the prestigious Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Designed for the more experienced artist, these workshops will enable you to further develop your skills and experiment with practices under the expertise of these highly regarded artists.
Morning tea provided. Bring your own lunch or purchase at the Gallery.
These workshops are designed for people with drawing and painting experience wishing to extend their skills and practice. They are not suitable for beginners. A full list of required materials will be supplied upon booking or emailed upon request. Basic supplies such as pencils and paper provided. For this workshop, materials used will be oil paint.