Would you like to learn how to paint a portrait from a photo? Would you like to make a portrait as a gift for someone? Who would you like to paint?
The classroom of the Barlett Hobby Lobby (7986 Highway 64 Bartlett TN 38133)
Friday March 21st 5:00pm – 7:45pm
Friday March 28th 5:00pm – 7:45pm
I will bring all you need to paint in oils. Everything is included in the price. Just bring yourself and your photo you want to paint! A great way to try oil paints! If you have your own paints you are welcome to bring them too.
Price: $60 for both classes
Here is some information about what we will be covering:
Learn to paint a portrait in oil:
In this workshop you will learn how to:
Paint a 8×10 oil on canvas portrait from the photo reference of your choice
Establish an accurate underdrawing
Create form with light and shadow
Mix color for skin tones
Maintaining a likeness
Create realism with value and edges
All skills level welcome. Great class for complete beginners wanting to try oil painting. An excellent way to get into portraiture. Experienced artists would benefit by learning to paint more loosely, using brush strokes economically concentrating on tone and form.
The focus will be on Alla Prima (wet on wet style) oil painting and several methods to create fresh, colorful, modern portraits from a photo reference. By the end of the workshop students will have been able to complete their own portrait painting.
EVENING ONE: Class starts with a brief discussion of using photos as references and basic information on the materials we will use. We will begin by using an easy technique for establishing an underdrawing with accuracy and likeness. Different ways to premix flesh tones will be shown to get you ready to paint. Some simple color and light theory as it affects the planes of the face.
EVENING TWO: We will evaluate color and form on your painting. Refining the portrait. Adding details and improving likeness. Emphasis on brushstrokes and color values. Q and A. Take home your new painted treasure and new skills.
DEPENDING ON YOUR SKILL LEVEL YOU MAY NOT FINISH YOUR PORTRAIT BY THE END OF THE CLASSES
$60 for both nights: I have all the supplies you need! Just bring yourself and the photo reference you want to paint. I have the canvas, brushes, paints, and mediums to make your portrait included in the price. You take the finished painting home.
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