This informal portrait painting course is 4 x 3 hour sessions to start on a Monday in the artist's garden studio. You will learn how to draw and paint your portrait accurately, adding character and context. Materials are all included, but you will need a photo or a mirror to work from.
This portrait painting course is for either individuals or pairs (at £200 each). The aim of this course is to have a finished portrait painting, having gained some techniques of portraiture which will build confidence to experiment and develop as artists in the future.
Introduction: mediums, methods and techniques. Guidance on composition. content and sketching.
Your portrait sketch will be ready to transfer to a canvas.
Stage 1 Painting: setting up a portrait palette, mixing colours, underpainting.
You will be ready to lay the foundations of your portrait.
Stage 2 Painting: concentrating on facial features, using layering to build up structure, shadows and light.
Your portrait will be ready for those finishing touches.
Finishing the Painting: adjusting the features, adding final details, evaluation and reflection.
You will reflect on what you achieved and how to progress.