Painting From Life with Teresa Vito
This workshop incorporates morning short poses to help you loosen up and learn to simplify using quick value and color sketches. In the afternoon we will have a long pose for portrait or full figure, your choice. This will give you time to slow down and really see the more subtle variations of shape, temperature, and edges.
Teresa will demonstrate in the morning, and work with each student individually to ensure each student receives personal attention at their own level of experience.
Three full days of working with the model. On the fourth day Teresa will help you finish one of your paintings or create a new painting from the sketches you have done. That afternoon we will have a show and tell and critique session. We will explore what each person has learned and address issues that will help you to move your painting to the next level.
Vito is knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher who is willing to share all she has learned herself, after many years of painting professionally. She wants you to become the best painter you can be!
“ From the time I picked up my first crayon I knew that I had found it.
The “it” that was my undying passion, forever to be fascinated with color, line, and shape.”
Teresa Vito’s paintings reflect the beauty she sees all around her.
She loves painting living energy, whether it is the outdoor landscape, berries and flowers picked for a still life, or the unending variety of the human face.
Vito has been a full time oil painter since 1992 and she currently lives in Pueblo, Colorado.
Vito has a BA in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Geneseo and has taught and studied at the Art Students League of Denver, The Taos Institute of Art, and the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts. She painted with Master Artist Richard Schmid for five years.
Teresa Vito has won numerous national awards including an Award of Excellence, Best Portrait and Best Still Life from Oil Painters of America. She also received the Best of Show Award from the Artists of Colorado Exhibition held at the Colorado History Museum. Southwest Art Magazine chose her as Collector’s Choice for Still Life. Recently Vito received the Best of Show Award from Plein Air Artists of Colorado’s National Show . Also received the Art Of The West Editor’s Choice Award and Best Body Of Work at the 10th Anniversary Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painter’s National Paint Out. Vito has been granted signature membership with Knickerbocker Artists, Oil Painters of America, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Plein Air Artists of Colorado. The Sangre de Cristo Art Center purchased a painting for their permanent museum collection.
Vito is the artist for the Pueblo Chile brand which is now a Colorado License plate.
Vito is known for her enthusiastic and knowledgeable teaching skills. She has taught numerous workshops locally in Colorado and New Mexico and internationally in Provance, Burgundy and Bordeaux, France, Tuscany Italy, the island of Hydra in Greece,
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and NYC and most recently Marrakech Morocco.
Mural in Pueblo
Colorado License Plate
This workshop will be based out of a beautiful church sanctuary in one of the historic residential districts just a minute or two from Downtown Pueblo. The sanctuary offers a large open space with soaring ceilings, perfect for painting the live model. This is where we will meet and paint each day.
Upon enrollment you will receive maps to the Church and to available lodging.
USE WHAT COLORS YOU ARE USE TO ...
TRY SOME OF MY COLORS OR THE LIMITED PALETTE
MY PALETTE LIMITED PALETTE
Burnt Sienna or Transparent Oxide Red
Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt) Yellow Ochre
Terra Rosa (Winsor&Newton) Quinacridone (Permanent) Rose
Yellow Ochre Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Yellow Pale or Lemon Alizarin Crimson (Quinacridone Violet)
Cadmium Yellow Medium Ultramarine Blue/Cobalt
Cadmium Yellow Deep Terra Rosa or similar earth tone
Cadmium Orange Viridian
Cadmium Red Light Titanium White
Permanent Rose (Winsor&Newton)
Quinacridone Violet (Gamblin)
Dioxazine Violet CANVAS ( I use Claessen #13 double primed)
Ultramarine Blue 3 portrait sizes: Boards are easier to use
Cobalt Blue 12”x16” , 14”x18” or 16”x20”
Manganese Blue AND 20 or so quick sketch sizes
Viridian 8”x10” , 9”x 12” or divide up larger canvas
Sap Green ( Grumbacher) and paint multiple images on it.
Titanium White You can use up your scrap canvas-long skinnies
are great ! Old sanded paintings work too!
COLORS for Skin Tones. If you pick any colors from my extensive palette, I use a lot of Terra Rosa (Winsor & Newton for it’s warm/cool shade) Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt makes the best) Yellow Ochre, with Viridian and Cobalt to cool and darken.
Additional Items: Odorless Turpentine, paper towels (VIVA), plastic bag for trash, sketch book for notes.
EASELS: Bring your own. If you would like a chance to be up front, you will need to bring a French box or a pochade so you can sit down up front and people can see over you. I will bring 2 extra French boxes to give those of you that don't have one to give someone a turn up front.