Felicia Forte

by Sarah Judson April 21, 2014

Forte self_portrait_in_a_dream One of the featured instructors at the recent Plein Air Convention in Monterey was Felicia Forte, a San Francisco painter whose moody, psychologically engaging images combine hard & soft edges, contrasting color temperatures and complementaries, thick and thin paint, accurate drawing and expressive brushwork...and a limited palette based on the "Zorn palette" of four colors - black, white, cadmium red and yellow ochre.s Tape, (Fern) oil on panel, 16x16 Her blog offers photos, demos, news and insights, such as the following: "limiting one or more of my options (shapes, values, edges, color) strengthened the others." and "good ideas are born from the bad ideas, and the good paintings rise from the ashes of the failed paintings." Forte looking south from corona heights park, oil on paper, 8.25x7.75She offers workshops, classes and private instruction in painting and drawing, along with custom portraits and projects.

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