- Course NumberFPC-2133-A
- Dates Sep 21 - Nov 23
- Hours12:00PM - 06:00PM
- Additional Fees0.00
- Location 136 West 21st Street
This comprehensive course in portrait painting will teach you all you need to know to make realistic, fully illuminated portraits. It is perfect for beginners and will prove of immense value to even the most experienced professional. Each week will involve painting from the model with detailed instruction. We will begin with an exploration of how color can be used to create palpable flesh and super three-dimensional form. Subsequent projects will build from this foundation and incorporate paint layering and underpainting techniques, as well as a look at the mysteries of pose, posture and gesture. Simple breakdowns of the features-noses, eyes, mouth, ears-will enable you to quickly incorporate them into your portrait with accuracy and believability. Examples from masters' work will be shown and discussed. Home assignments will support and continue the work in class, and sometimes range to more experimental approaches to the portrait.
NOTE: A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session.
BFA, Hull College of Art; MA, Royal College of Art, London
Coe Kerr Gallery; Allan Stone Gallery; Segal Gallery; Wonderlich Gallery; Royal Academy, London
CBS Records, New York magazine, Franklin Mint
The New York Times, American Artist, Watercolor
Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Royal College of Art, London
National Endowment for the Arts, British Institute Award, Pears Portrait Commission
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