Classical Oil Portrait


Ages: 16 - No Limit

Ability: Intermediate Advanced

Expertise: Painting

Portrait Painting emphasizes the structural characteristics of the face that are most responsible for likeness, but goes on to explore the chromatic characteristics of facial complexion. Students will learn how capturing the "personality" of the sitter, not merely a likeness, results in more engaging paintings. More time will then be given to achieving personality and expression of the sitter as color relationships and proportions are now an established foundation of a successful portrait painting.

This workshop goes far beyond merely conveying how to replicate accurate life-like flesh. You will learn about the techniques for achieving great drawing accuracy; transparent under-painting for building luminosity; preparation and use of the Mattelson Flesh Palette; and painting with the Grisaille Method.

Basic drawing and painting required

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