I love this style!
Alla Prima style (Italian, meaning at first attempt), is a painting technique, used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint.
The French term is "premier coup".
|"A Bend In the Pond" by Jennifer Young|
If ever I worked in oils (not now)- this would definitely be the technique I would want to perfect. No pre-planning, no glazing and drying - just a skillful economy of brushstrokes done in the moment in limited timeframes.
Other artists using this technique:
- Rachel Constantine
- Jennifer Young (blog post on alla prima technique)
- Felicia Forte (wow!) (On Instagram)
Books on the alla prima technique: