In honor of inktober today's sketches from the Wednesday Drawing group were done in Sharpie. #figuremodel #figuredrawing #figureart #drawingfromlife #lifedrawing #quicksketch #allaprima #alvarezartschool #chrisalvarezpaintings @ The Alvarez Art School
5 and 10 minute demonstrations from today's portrait painting class using ivory black, burnt sienna, and titanium white. #allaprima #portraitpainting #artschool #coloradospringsartist #alvarezartschool #oilpainting @ The Alvarez Art School
This is a 5 minute exercise designed to help students understand the standing pose using bony landmarks. The grid helps students with proportions. For information on the figure drawing program at the Alvarez Art School visit www.Alvarezschool.com
or call (719)337-2863. #artschool #figuredrawing #alvarezartschool
10 and 20 minute figure sketches. #figuredrawing #figureart #quicksketch #alvarezartschool #drawing #art @ The Alvarez Art School
I won 2nd place in the professional division at the Victor Celebrates the Arts show. Thank you, Tim Diebler, for serving as judge and thanks for choosing this painting for a prize. #oilpainting #victorcolorado #pleinairpainting #alvarezartschool #chrisalvarezpaintings
I won the Weston Elbert award at the Victor Celebrates the Arts show. This award is named in memory of a young man who left this world far too young. He is the son of my friend Tricia, who is also an artist. I am deeply honored to have won this award. It is a reminder to love and honor each other while we can.
Today I delivered 17 drawings and paintings to Gallerytwentyone8.see you next Friday gor the big opening. #figuredrawing #figureart #figurepainting #art #coloradospringsartist #gallerytwentyone8 #chrisalvarezpaintings @ TwentyOne8
This is one of the most challenging paintings I've ever done. #figurepainting #figureart #chrisalvarezpaintings #kreuzergallery #secondfloorstudios
I just wiped a day's worth of work because I got a better idea. Now I have a nicely toned surface to paint on. #startingover
Almost finished. #figureart #figurepainting. #gallerytwentyone8 #abigailkreuser #squashblossomgallery
Progress #figurepainting #figureart #gallerytwentyone8 #chrisalvarezpaintings #figurepainting #kreuzergallery
5 minute sketches from Wednesday drawing group. #figuredrawing #figureart #alvarezartschool #chrisalvarezpaintings #lifedrawing
I have a show coming up at Abigail Kreuzer's new gallery in September which focuses on the human figure. Here is a painting in progress for the show. #abigail_kreuser #figurepainting #figureart#kreuzergallery
Here are more drawings from the Wednesday afternoon figure drawing group. The poses range from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Work quickly but don't rush. #figuredrawing #alvarezartschool #chrisalvarezpaintings #quicksketch #lifedrawing @ The Alvarez Art School
Plein Aire Painting Class will meet at RockLedge Ranch Tuesday morning at 9:00. Follow 31st north until it ends and continue on to Chambers way, where we will meet. This event kicks off a new round of outdoor painting classes which will meet every. For more information, please call (719) 337-2863 or email email@example.com.
Here's a plein air painting tip: Light reflecting from your clothing can be annoying and affect the color on your canvas. Wear darker neutral colors to avoid this problem.
1. outdoor easel (field easel, French easel, Open Box M, EasyL, etc)
2. palette with plenty of mixing space
3. palette knife
4. brushes (I like to use #4-#8 flats)
5. solvent and receptical (mineral spirits are most commonly used.
6. paper towels or rags and a garbage bag to hold them
7. Substrates 8x10-11x14 canvas panels or boards, stretched canvases etc. Bring a few.
8. Suggested palette:
a. titanium white
b. cad yellow lemon
c. cad yellow medium
d. cad orange
e. cad red light
f. alizarin crimson
g. ultramarine blue
h. ivory black
i. viridian (optional)
j. pthalo blue (optional)
9. Sun screen
10. Sun hat.
11. Water to drink.
About The Alvarez Art School
Attention: Tonight's Drawing From Life class is canceled so I may attend my daughter's induction ceremony into the Junior National Honor Society. see you next week. (719) 337-2863
The Alvarez Art School will be closed for the remainder of the week. The regular class schedule will resume on Monday 2 April 2018. See you then www.alvarezschool.com
This a friendly reminder that Alla Prima Painting class will not meet so we could attend this cool event, my friend Trevor Thomas set up. https://facebook.com/photo.php/…
The Alvarez Art School has moved from studio G to studio J which is clear across the hall. This studio is smaller and class sizes will be limited. There are still spots open in the Drawing from Life Classes which meet on Mondays 10:00-noon and Thursdays 6:00-8:00. The painting class which meets on Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. may be full, but I have begun a second painting class which meets on Tuesdays same time and there is room for a couple more painters. Call (719)337-2863 for more information.