Alla Prima Studies

Alla prima is Italian for "at the first" or "all at once". With this approach the painter strives to create a finished painting (or study) in one sitting. Alla prima paintings are often characteristic of unfinished areas and organic brush character. I enjoy doing these short portrait sketches both for practice, and for their sheer charm.

Nude Study
Nude Study
Forest
Forest
Study of Frida
Study of Frida
Forest
Forest
Nina in Profile
Nina in Profile
Audrey
Audrey
Nude Study
Nude Study

12x9 oil/canvas

Self Portrait
Self Portrait
John
John
Charlie
Charlie
Addison
Addison
Juliette
Juliette
Michael
Michael
Paris
Paris
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
Caitlin
Caitlin
Dedra
Dedra
Tim
Tim
Lauren
Lauren