Saturday, April 23, 2016

Portrait Painting With A Limited Palette

 "Adrian on Red"
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

I spent last weekend teaching a three-day portrait painting workshop at The Conservatory for Classical Art in Edmond, OK. What a great experience it is to teach there, every time! The students are so enthusiastic - not to mention talented.

We had a lovely model, too, who sat for us for the entire weekend. That takes patience!

Here is my demo:
And here are my demos of an exercise that has students mixing flesh tones in four values, then using them to paint a head in simple shapes. Learning to see the big value shapes - painting from the general to the specific!

 Class picture! I'll be back in Edmond in October, for a three day still life workshop. More info here.

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