Figure Painting Workshop with JACOB DHEIN

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art


The four day workshop will concentrate on the salient topics relating to Figure Painting in oil. Each day will start with Jacob doing a lecture and/or demonstration pertaining to relevant topics and skills in the various stages of the painting process. During the course the participants will paint two or more paintings from observation giving them an opportunity to work through the principles covered in the workshop to give a greater understanding.

Main Topics covered during the workshop;


accurate drawing (proportions)

value control (benefits of the 5 value system)

edge control

importance of proper temperature shifts

using value and color to show depth

color theory

simplifying shadow shapes

the use of various tools and techniques to achieve expressive effects

deconstruction/disrupted realism

wet into wet painting vs. wet on dry painting

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