Upcoming Workshop

Alla Prima Portraits using the Zorn Palette

3-Day Workshop with Robin Wellner

October 5, 6 and 7

10:00-5:00

$450 (includes model fee)

McDowell Arts Center, 123 E. McDowell Street, Matthews NC 28105


To register, call 704-847-9746 or visit www.matthewsfun.com


One of the things these portraits have in common is that they were all painted with just four colors - white, yellow ochre, red and black. Painting portraits is challenging - but incredibly rewarding! Using the Zorn palette will give you freedom and versatility, and allow you to concentrate on other aspects of portrait work.


Robin Wellner has been working with the Zorn palette for several years and is offering a workshop to share what she has learned about this palette, as well as other hints about creating a realistic portrait.


The workshop will start each morning with a demo and instruction. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to paint a live model.  Instruction will include values, color, painting shapes rather than lines, specifics on painting features, and measuring for an accurate likeness.


As an artist, Robin Wellner specializes in portrait and figure work, as well as plein air and landscapes. Her portraits have been featured in several national shows, including American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, and Richeson Portrait and Figure shows.