This workshop will focus on creating a solid start with specific attention paid to identifying and drawing the planes of the model. We will then move on to the application of value and color to that form. Small class size allows for each student to work at your own pace and still receive the insights you need for your own personal breakthroughs. I will do a portrait painting demo and answer any questions that come up along the way. Direct painting allows for a vital connection with the subject. Staying consistently more present to the subject in front of us as we paint changes the way that we see. The result is a fresh and very dynamic painting based on our immediate observation rather than preconceived notions of what we think we know about the model and the portrait.
Synthetic or sable brushes small to medium/large brights (or flats)
Paper towels or rags
Stretched canvas, or panels – 9″x12″ is a great size
Sketchbook and pencil for sketches and notes
Gamsol or Ecosolve & glass or metal jar (with lid)