Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Alla Prima

On exploring the Alla Prima method, I have always aimed to produce work that conveys spontaneity. It's not easy making something look just right and not over worked. I have discovered that I am a fairly fast painter, I think I often try to paint fast to capture the movement and freedom of Alla Prima. There is always the question of loose and quick vs. unfinished.

John Singer Sargent is my all time favourite painter who captures this sense of Alla Prima. I don't know how he actually paints, fast and free or meticulous and detailed, but his work always feels open and airy with the right amount of energy.

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