Join Artist Robin Wellner from North Carolina for a unique opportunity to learn in her advanced Alla Prima painting workshop!
Painting portraits is challenging — but incredibly rewarding! Simplifying your palette to something you know works will give you freedom to concentrate on other aspects of the portrait. Anders Zorn’s limited palette of white, black, yellow ochre and cadmium red will give you a beautiful range of skin tones and virtually guarantee color harmony.
Each morning of this three day workshop begins with instruction and a demo painted from a live model. After lunch, everyone will have the opportunity to paint the model with lots of one-on-one instruction. We will focus on color, values, facial features and how to measure to achieve a likeness; as well, as learning to paint shapes rather than lines.
**Oil painting experience required.
Supply list: Alla Prima Information & Materials List
“This is a challenging class. Robin made it a great class with her demos, clarity of teaching, books, handouts and her own paintings for inspiration. She gives equal care to each class member, as well as her positive spirit and good nature. Her laughter is good medicine and helped us through the pain of learning, trying and doing. Maybe the best workshop I’ve taken!” – Susan Van Wyk
“You run your class efficiently and warmly. I’m sure every participant felt encouraged. Loved all your handouts. I will certainly recommend this workshop to other artists.” – Karen Crenshaw
Robin Wellner, Artist
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Robin Wellner is an avid painter of people as well as landscapes and Plein air. Her fascination with painting faces has lead her to numerous national awards and inclusion in national shows with the American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America and Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait International Show. She maintains a practice of painting from life on a weekly basis in Charlotte, NC where she and her husband reside. Her training evolved from Fine Arts in college to numerous workshops with renowned artists such as Dawn Whitelaw, Robert Liberace, Rich Nelson, Chris Saper and numerous others.
Robin loves teaching. She loves nothing more than seeing the lights go on for a student when they “get it” in a workshop. She’s taught numerous Portrait workshops in the last 3 years on her own as well as for Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. In addition, she will be offering Palette Knife Plein Air workshops in 2019.
Her focus includes figurative and portrait painting as well as plein air landscapes. Her awards include:
- Emerging Artist Finalist in Artmuse Contest February 2019
- Finalist in Gateway International Contest February 2019
- Juried into AWA National Museum Show, June 2019
- Group Show, Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery 2018
- Accepted into OPA’s Salon Show 2018
- Accepted into AWA’s Spring Online Show 2018
- Finalist in the Best and Brightest, Scottsdale Art School 2018
- Finalist in the Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait 2017 Show
- Meritorious Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait 2017 Show
- Accepted in American Women Artist’s Juried Online Spring 2017 Show
- Accepted into the Oil Painters of America’s National Exhibition 2016
- Finalist Richeson 75/ Figure and Portrait Show 2016
- Meritorious Richeson 75/Figure and Portrait Show 2016
- Meritorious Richeson 75/Animal, Birds and Wildlife 2016
- Selected to participate in the Mint Museum “Art in the Garden”2016,2017
- Finalist American Women Artists National Juried Show 2015, Meritorious Recognition
- Finalist American Women Artists 2015 Online Show
- Selected for Carolina’s Got Art Elder Gallery 2015
- Selected as one of 30 artists to participate in the 2015 Piedmont Paint Out Plein Air Event. Received “Artists Choice” Award
- Finalist in the Richeson 75/Figure and Portrait Show 2015
- Honorable Mention, “Colton’s Choice” award and “People’s Choice” Award, Matthews Art Guild, 2015
- Matthews Alive FestivalFinalist in the Artist’s Magazine 2014 Over 60 Competition
- Finalist in the Richeson 75/ Animals Birds and Wildlife 2013