I got recently the chance to go for 2 days painting class with Roman Lappat at his Massive Voodoo studio.
The place :
A very unique location.. old army barracks, that has been installed as artist only studios.. musicians, painters, performers etc.. very old building, entirely dedicated to arts..
The Massive voodoo team made a nice work even on the entrance, full of pictures, ideas, fun stuff.... creating the life of the studio... I was immediately inside the ambiance.
Cosy place inside, sofa for discussion and painting place well arranged...and music !! epic Roman !!!
The Goal :
The aim of my private coaching was the learn the method to paint bust within specific ambiance.. Roman, to me, is probably one of the few specialist of this in europe...
He has prepared some exercise for me... because the surprise was that I will paint only with primary colors !!
I was a bit afraid of this I should admit.. but after some exercises, finding back commercial colors using only 3 primary colors, drawing on papers, makes me a bit more confident..
After then few hours playing with colors to earn confidence, we had a long discussion about ambiance, based on pictures, books, art... to try to figure out the choice for my bust... Jon Snow from Nuts planet.
And here is the kind of choice !!
I will not describe here all the methods, but it was for me a real discovering, full of doubt sometimes...
"Hen !! Roman !!! Are you sure I should do this??"
Some progress pictures : thanks roman for the pictures
You can see that everything is modified by the wanted environment.. what impact on the ambiance on this bust.. Even if I doubt initially, I was blasted by the results.. We painted 10AM-11PM first day, and 9AM-6PM the second... and what a result for me in so short time !!
Roman is helping you to find your way, but not doing it for yourself... hopefully I was trusting him very much, thus I was taken on-board in his colorful experience... did not regret at all !!
I think this experience will help me in future...
- better understanding of colors and ambiance
- training myself using a bit less pre made pot, but more primary colors
- painting bust, as this was my second bust .... and first at this scale !!
Thanks again Roman, this was awesome, and I can only push all of you to try this coaching !!