Christopher Gallego

Advanced Plein Air: It’s All About the Observation

June 27th – July 11th, 2016

surf3Christopher Gallego, Surf, 2011, Oil on board, 9 x 12 in

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Painting is not what an artist does; painting is an internal process. The success of a work of art has more to do with how we see, the way we think, what we feel and our ability to manage the first three than anything we do on canvas. The more powerful the perception the more effortless the touch. Technique can be thought of as the delivery.

New York representational painter and draftsman Christopher Gallego will discuss the “inside game” of painting in one of Italy’s most beautiful and ancient settings, dialoging individually with artists at their easels. Simple tools for strengthening your powers of observation and translating them into plein-air paintings via alla prima and knife techniques will be the main focus of the workshop.

Topics Covered:




Texture, Brushwork & Paint Handling



Advancing and receding forms

Editing and finishing a work

An informal lecture will be offered in a classroom setting:

The Art of Observation


Classes meet M,T W, and F from 10am – 4pm with lunch break from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Thursdays are JSS in Civita excursion days.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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