painting technique

A short video to show my "alla prima" painting technique by Michele Del Campo

http://youtu.be/a9aXolRJXBk ENGLISH: There is nothing better than a video to show the process of painting with oils. My technique is "alla prima", so I concentrate on a certain area of a painting and I finish it while it is still wet, generally in the same day. The video of this painting, "The Reading" (150x200cm), which I partially made during my demonstration in Art in Action, concentrates especially on the portraits of the two girls. I had no underlying drawing for these faces, but, as you will see, I represented them improvising directly in painting. This method allows me a more intuitive approach and a more personal interpretation. For a written account of the whole process you can read the Artists and Illustrators magazine, February 2015 issue.

ESPAÑOL: No hay mejor manera para mostrar mi técnica de pintura al óleo que a través de un video. Mi técnica es "alla prima", es decir, me concentro en ciertas áreas del cuadro y las acabo mientras estén mojadas, normalmente en el mismo día. El vídeo se concentra especialmente en las fases del retrato de las dos chicas en el cuadro "La lectura" (150x200cm), que hice en parte en mi demonstración en Art in Action. No tenía un dibujo para las caras, sino que, como verás, las pinté improvisando directamente en pintura, lo cual permite una aproximación más intuitiva y una interpretación más personal.

Patchings Art Festival by Michele Del Campo

c ENGLISH: In just 3 week's time, from 5 to 8 June, I am going to take part to a big and exciting event near Nottingham, called Patchings Art Festival. There I will be leaving my shyness apart to demonstrate my painting, during all four days, in front of the numerous visitors, and I will also exhibit some new works. If you have the chance to see the event, you will know that you can ask me anything about my technique, my inspiration and all that you can think abut. This fair, as well as the fair Art in Action, to which also I am participating as a demonstrator later on in July, is a unique opportunity to witness the making of works of art by excellent artists from many disciplines, and learn some tips and "secrets" that normally are confined to the four walls of an artist studio. Among the VIP artists are personalities like David Curtis and Ken Howard, it will be a very enriching experience to see them at work, although they will only demonstrate one day each.

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ESPAÑOL: En tan solo tres semanas, edsde el 5 al 8 de junio, participaré a un grande e importante evento cerca de Nottingham, el Patchings Art Festival. Allí dejaré a un lado mi timidez para pintar y demonstrar mi técnica a lo largo de todos los cuatro días, frente al numeroso público del evento. Si tienes la posibilidad de ir, tienes que saber que podrás preguntarme todo lo que quieras sobre técnica o cualquier otra cosa, al igual que podrás hacerlo con todos los artistas que demonstrarán en el festival. Esta feria, junto a Art in Action, a la cual también participaré en julio, son oportunidades únicas de presenciar la creación de obras de arte en directo, de la mano de artistas de mucha calidad, y de aprender consejos y descubrir "secretos" que normalmente quedan relegados entre los muros del estudio del artista.  Entre los artistas VIP que también demonstrarán, aunque un solo día, estarán personalidades del cálibre de David Curtis y Ken Howard.