Entries by Timothy Allen

The Providence of Fundamentals – Learning to Draw Before You Paint Pays Dividends

Okay, so you never stop learning to draw… but learning something about drawing before you paint can only make painting more rewarding. As I always say in reference to Velazquez: make the drawing tight to keep the painting loose.

The Continuity of Light and the Criteria to Capture It: A Review of the Workshop with Charles Weed

From Wednesday, May 3rd to Saturday, May 6th, 2017, PADASOR was very proud to host an international group from Finland, France and Rome for an intensive oil-painting workshop with the American painter, Charles Weed, that focused on the still-life (skulls and shells) and the portrait.

Courses in Painting and Drawing Start September 15th, 2016!

New Courses Start February 4th, 2016

Figure drawing starts Thursday, February 4th; portrait painting alla prima and advanced painting start Saturday, February 6th. Reserve your place today. In addition: you are invited to join me for a free lecture on Saturday, February 6th at 15:00. For all details, please visit our Courses page.

Join Us for the PADASOR Student Show on Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The first student show since 2010 will be held this Sunday, December 13th from 18:00 to 21:00 at Studio Soderini, Via Fulcieri Paulucci de Calboli, 20 E in Prati.

How to Calibrate Your Drawing from Life with a Camera, Computer and Image Editing Software

Max Doerner said “it is no more possible to learn to paint from books than to learn to swim on a sofa.”  A variation on that could easily be “it is no more possible to learn to draw from photographs than to learn to swim on a sofa.” That said, I’ve realized in recent years that it […]

Painting En Plein Air Along the Tiber

This past Monday I had the pleasure to do a private lesson with Shiri and Dan from Jerusalem along the Tiber.  It was Shiri’s first time painting with oils, so I was most impressed with her result.  Thank you, Dan, for sending the pictures and thank you, Shiri, for writing a quick note: Dear Tim,  Thank […]

Reminder: Drawing and Painting Courses Start This Week!

Program Update: Figure drawing will start on September 24th with the model Mariangela.  Note that the start time is now 5:15 to give people coming from work a little extra time to get to us! Spaces available: 4 Register for this course The first class of portrait painting on September 26th from 11:00 to 14:00 will […]