We will explore a variety of techniques and strategies to make expressive oil paintings from quick observations of the model. The class will begin with the model taking the same pose in each of two, twenty-minute sessions. The pose will be an active one emphasizing stance and gesture. The artists will be using their starting works done from the model as the basis for developing expressive paintings without having the model except by request. I emphasize and encourage play, change and composition as a method for painting. I paint along with the class and demonstrate a few techniques that will help to expand the possibilities of playing with the medium of oil paint in order to further expression.
Robert Henry has had numerous one-person exhibitions including shows at the Cortland Jessup Gallery and Barbara Inger Gallery in New York. He is Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College.