Alla Prima Portrait Painting with Arthur Gain

Learn fundamentals of alla prima portraiture with renowned artist and educator Arthur Gain. In this intensive 3-days workshop Arthur will demonstrate his method of wet-on-wet portrait painting.

  • Tonal approach to drawing
  • Likeness and methods of observation
  • Efficient block in
  • Compression of the values
  • Temperature shifts
  • Paint application
  • Composition


Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17:00
Lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00


You don't need any special painting supplies. Bring what you usually use. We send out a recommendation list later.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting Arthur Gain

Level Intermediate
Date November 22 – 24 2024
Price €360.00 1
Deposit €100.001
Available seats Only 1 left!
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  • If you pay in full by May 1st you get a €20 discount and only have to pay €340!
  • The price includes tuition, VAT and model fees. Materials, accommodation and travels are not included.
  • Seats are limited. Please sign up early. We need 6 participants by the end of September, to bring Arthur Gain to Germany.
  • The workshop is in english.

About Arthur Gain

Arthur Gain, based in Barcelona (Spain), is a self-taught oil painter with a diverse artistic journey. His works have been showcased in esteemed venues worldwide, including the MEAM in Spain, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in the US, and the Museo La Contea Del Caravaggio in Italy. Arthur is a winner and finalist of numerous international competitions, including the prestigious BoldBrush Award (December 2023), multiple times finalist of competitions such as BoldBrush, ModPortrait, and ARC Salon.

Previously, Arthur pursued a successful career in commercial illustration and graphic design, later transitioning to become a creative director in the advertising industry. However, it was his exploration of traditional Yoga and Buddhist meditation during his time in Asia that ultimately led him to realize his passion for representational art.

Nowadays, Arthur focuses on personal projects and commissions for private and corporate clients. Additionally he continues to share his expertise with a broader audience both offline and online, including professional artists seeking to enhance their skills in oil painting and portraiture, as well as students at the Barcelona Academy of Art.

Instagram @arthurgain

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