Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, all used it in the creation of their fabulous art-
Alla Prima is a style of painting where the entire surface is worked wet into wet.
Artist Richard Schmid even wrote a book about it Alla Prima; Everything I know about Painting, which has a wealth of advise and information for every artist .
Pushing wet paint around, the brush gliding over the canvas, long strokes that intermingle, that’s the beauty of direct painting. After working with this direct approach for a month on the 30/30 challenge, there’s no going back to the way I worked before.
In the past it was so frustrating to approach a painting on the 4th or 5th day only to find the paint in a worse than dry state… that gummy in between stage, where I felt like I was wading through mud with rubber boots on. Yes, it’s time for a change.
In the next post; all about my painting process make-over….