For a whole year, they don’t touch a paintbrush, focusing instead on drawing. The second year, they paint using only shades of gray. The third year, they use two more colors – ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.
What sounds like artistic torture is actually a method of fine art instruction dating back centuries.
Silverton painter Ulan Moore spent the last four years studying atelier-style at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. Now he’s returned with two fellow students and a vast collection of representational art that will show starting First Friday this week.
Sitting in his art-filled living room on Water Street, Moore does a convincing impression of his instructor, Juliette Aristides, critiquing a student. Wearing his trademark hat, he squints