Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana

Nov. 15, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 24-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Last day of my course I practice gold leaf applying method with my favorite Prof. Alessandro. I cut it meticulously and apply it with a brush, the gold leaf is fragile, and need to be handled with … [Read more]


Nov. 08, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 23-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Egg tempera does not blend easily like oil. Because it dries so quickly. This can advantageous because it doesn’t become muddy when lighter colors are applied over darker ones. It can easily renew a… [Read more]


Nov. 02, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 22-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Let me say that it will take many sessions to cover the wonders of the human body. Not only is it among the most sophisticated animal structures in nature, it is also one of those with most variatio… [Read more]


Oct. 27, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 21-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Human body is complex object which allows an artist to learn about a variety of techniques, simply by observing and interpreting the subject in front of our eyes. This is the second week of our life… [Read more]


Oct. 26, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 20-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

On Monday we practice our new lesson life drawing. Life drawing is practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. Drawing human figure has sadly been dismissed for the last 30 years or so… [Read more]


Oct. 19, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 19-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

On my spring vacation I spend for a few days Arezzo. Arezzo is one of the wealthiest cities in Tuscany. The ancient city of Arezzo, with its Roman ruins, medieval walls, Renaissance architecture and… [Read more]


Oct. 17, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 18-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

On Monday lesson I start my experimental study on egg tempera technique, I select my inspiration as Madonna del Magnificat which belongs to Sandro Botticelli in Renaissance period. Once I finish the… [Read more]


Oct. 10, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 17-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

On Monday lesson I finished my painting adding strokes to the detailing by making the strokes look neat and evident. From this learning I have identified how important the use of brush size, stroke … [Read more]


Sep. 21, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 16-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

As I do background of my portrait, this is the stage I’m more interested to establish figure with the main arear of light and darks. I use oil colors in thin layers more similar to watercolor techni… [Read more]


Aug. 27, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 15-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Contrast is really important when we are starting to learn how to paint. A good knowledge of contrast in drawing helps significantly because it’s the way to learn value of light and dark. On my Mond… [Read more]


Aug. 03, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 14-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Last week Professor Alessandro’s lessons I started to do oil paint portrait. First of all I made drawing on free hand establishing the size and placement of the figure and I marked where the shadows… [Read more]


Jul. 27, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 13-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

As the professor Alessandro’s guide we follow sketching lessons in this week. Drawing is mainly about seeing and understanding what you see. People often assume that everybody sees the same. But ac… [Read more]


Jun. 29, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 12-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

After return from my amazing weekend it was time to jump back and start new semester. Very first day of new semester we start interesting session with new lecture, Professor Rinaldi. And we got also… [Read more]


Apr. 20, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 11-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

During our winter break, on the 20th of December I left Florence to travel to Stuttgart Germany for my Holiday. It was amazing opportunity to visit my friend after 10 years. My friend Debbie and … [Read more]


Apr. 03, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 10-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Monday lesson I start my fourth landscape painting. This time I choose to change my direction which is more familiar for me to inspired with. That was my native place Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a tropi… [Read more]


Mar. 16, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 9-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Monday lesson I start my Third Landscape painting. For that I choose my own picture which I took at the Le Cascine park Florence Italy. I take Raw Umber and draw the shapes with a small paint brush.… [Read more]


Mar. 12, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 8-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Monday lesson I started my second landscape painting. For that I chose my own picture I’d taken at the Tavarnuzze Florence Italy. Professor Alessandro taught me ‘’ sky’’ takes the major position… [Read more]


Mar. 09, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 7-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

Monday lesson we started to learn landscape painting with oil medium. Oil is the best medium to start with, they’re easily workable and they produce beautiful result. As the first learning landscape… [Read more]


Mar. 04, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 6-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

We practiced new still life in oil medium on the Monday lesson. Professor Alessandro asked us to finish it within a day. Main thing he told us was to focus whatever the objects thought the composition… [Read more]


Feb. 23, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Sharon Palihawadana | Course: Painting and Drawing
Painting-Drawing 5-Master Course 2017 (Student1)

During our fall break I spent amazing time with some nature visits, get-togethers and many more time spent with relaxing my self. This is a special time of the year when green turns into yellow, and … [Read more]



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