I recently did a painting workshop at the Ravenswood atelier in Chicago. They have a very different style of painting from the DMP method, which is painting in layers. We painted from a live model for 3 hrs, 5 days a week for 2 weeks. According to my teacher ( a very sweet and patient lady, Magdalena Almy), this is too little time for a really refined painting in this style (especially for beginners). I wouldn't call my painting finished as there are multiple places i would have loved to work on if i had more time. The photo shows the progress (from phone, and so bad quality). Only used 4 colors, ivory black, cad red, flake white and yellow ochre. The model was lit from above with natural light coming from a skylight.
I am also doing a charcoal workshop right now, only 4 days in and 4 more to go. Many things need working on from face to shading, here are some photos of that too. Measurement only using plumb line.
The atelier itself looks truly amazing, so beautiful works by students hung all around. (These aren't in the website though). Dark paint everywhere, old rugs everywhere, life size paintings. The teachers are a member of the art renewal community. sadly their best works are hanging in the walls of the atelier and not on the website. I just wish I could share the ambience with you all. I am so awe-struck, star-struck, inarticulate, right now
(progress photos in attachment)