Sunday, August 9, 2009

Alla Prima

Alla Prima describes paintings which are completed at one sitting. I painted this alla prima at The Bay of Silence, in Italy.

Alla Prima painting techniques were frequently used by the old masters. They used this technique for making studies and sketches. They also used alla prima when completing a painting that already had an underpainting on it. In Italian, alla prima means, 'at first'.

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