May 11th to June 8th, 2020
Painting the Still-Life

Course A – mornings from 10:00 to 11:30
Course B – evenings from 17:30 to 19:00

Each course meets three times a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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  • Beginning Drawing: Working from a Still-Life
  • Beginning Painting: Working from a Still-Life
  • Figure Drawing
  • Portrait Painting
  • Figure Painting

Group classes in Trastevere have been suspended until further notice. You can visit the following page to see what is normally offered.

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Join American painter Timothy Joseph Allen for an enchanting seven-day getaway at the Castello di Potentino, a Medieval castle in the heart of Tuscany, to paint from life with the goal of creating an oil portrait in a landscape as exemplified in many Renaissance portraits.

Upcoming Retreats:

  • Sunday, May 30th to Sunday, June 6th, 2021 – Location: La Moscadella

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I'm pleased to present "Masha, the Middle Sister (Portrait of the Roman Actress Laura Garofoli)", oil on canvas, 2020.

First, I must give credit where credit is due: I showed Laura the painting and asked if she had any thoughts on a title, e.g., if it reminded her of any particular theatrical character from the realm of Shakespeare, etc.

She said, "not Shakespeare, but Chekov," and suggested the name Masha from his play "Three Sisters".

Perfect. Thank you, Laura!

Second, this painting is the completion of the painting I began while teaching the first edition of my "Caravaggio & Cabinet Making" class. (The second edition was sadly interrupted by the pandemic.)

The courses I am presently running online are focused on still-lifes (though some are doing self-portraits and master copies), but I am exploring ways to conduct a portrait class online which I'll probably begin in June.

If you are interested and have suggestions, please leave a comment below, else be sure to follow this page for updates OR sign up to our mailing list:

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Many thanks for your input!

Cheers,

Tim
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Im pleased to present Masha, the Middle Sister (Portrait of the Roman Actress Laura Garofoli), oil on canvas, 2020.

First, I must give credit where credit is due: I showed Laura the painting and asked if she had any thoughts on a title, e.g., if it reminded her of any particular theatrical character from the realm of Shakespeare, etc.

She said, not Shakespeare, but Chekov, and suggested the name Masha from his play Three Sisters.  

Perfect.  Thank you, Laura!

Second, this painting is the completion of the painting I began while teaching the first edition of my Caravaggio & Cabinet Making class.  (The second edition was sadly interrupted by the pandemic.)

The courses I am presently running online are focused on still-lifes (though some are doing self-portraits and master copies), but I am exploring ways to conduct a portrait class online which Ill probably begin in June.  

If you are interested and have suggestions, please leave a comment below, else be sure to follow this page for updates OR sign up to our mailing list:

https://artstudiorome.com/mailing-list/

Many thanks for your input!

Cheers,

Tim

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Reminder: two online courses on painting the still-life start tomorrow. There are 2 places left in the evening class and 6 in the morning class. For details or to register, please visit the following page:
artstudiorome.com/courses/learn-online/
Note: if you can't join until later, you can catch up with recordings of the lessons.
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Reminder: two online courses on painting the still-life start tomorrow.  There are 2 places left in the evening class and 6 in the morning class.  For details or to register, please visit the following page:
https://artstudiorome.com/courses/learn-online/
Note: if you cant join until later, you can catch up with recordings of the lessons.

Who could have ever imagined we'd be where we are here and now?

The good news: necessity has spawned extraordinary innovation. Over the past two months I've had to transmogrify all of my teaching efforts into an online environment, bringing with me all of my Painting & Drawing Art Studio of Rome students, my private students and my university students.

The results have surpassed expectations.

In light of this, I'm happy to present two online courses that will begin Monday, May 11th, 2020 and will run for four weeks: one will meet three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday in the morning from 10:00 to 11:30 Rome time (GMT+1), the other in the evening, on the same days, from 17:30 to 19:00 Rome time (GMT+1).

This means that, wherever you are in the world, there is a good chance you can join me!

Unlike many of the 'painting classes' currently found on the web, this is NOT a collection of recorded videos––this is an interactive experience: you will be with me live via Zoom, will watch live demonstrations, can ask me questions while during the lessons, and receive critiques from me regarding your progress at the end of each week.

I am very excited about this. Please register sooner rather than later. Space is limited.

For all details, or to register, please visit the web page:
artstudiorome.com/courses/learn-online/

If you have any immediate questions, please write in the comments below.

I hope to see you in studio!

Tim
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Here is a look at how I would continue to build an underpainting with a limited palette. (Very similar to what we are presently doing in the online still-life course.) ... See MoreSee Less

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PS I've realized that the Facebook version of this in terms of quality isn't great. Better the version on YouTube if you want higher resolution: youtu.be/sAp-c33OKmE

I've just learned the the Brera Pinacoteca has made available 'hyper definition' images of many painting in their collection. If you are looking for master works to copy, this is an excellent resource:
pinacotecabrera.org/en/collezioni/hyper-definition/
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Ive just learned the the Brera Pinacoteca has made available hyper definition images of many painting in their collection.  If you are looking for master works to copy, this is an excellent resource:
https://pinacotecabrera.org/en/collezioni/hyper-definition/
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Learn Oil Painting Online with Interactive Lessons

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Two courses on painting a still-life start May 11th, 2020

Testimonial: Fay from Greece

A review from a student who came to study with me last Fall, 2018. Thank you, Fay!

Homework: Exploring Color, Value and Flesh Tones with a Limited Palette and a Portrait by Velazquez

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