Until you are ready to paint portraits from life, it is best to start with a photograph - but not just any photograph. Capturing an image that accurately reflects the way you feel about the subject is important. We will look at lighting and postures and practice gesture and Notan drawing with each other. We will focus on noses and how to paint them
Homework: start to take photographs of a range of subjects until you find one that fits.
April 27, 2018
In this session we will look at skin tones and how to build glazes to achieve realistic colours for the different areas of skin and hair for your portrait. You will start to draw out the first 'practice piece for your portrait. Today we will focus on lips and teeth.
May 18, 2018
In this session, we will look at technique for Painting lively eyes. You will lay down the first glazes of colour for the portrait and the background.
May 25, 2018
We will start by examining ears and earrings and look at techniques for painting hair and beards. You will put the finishing touches to your painting today and we will talk about the art and science of framing