Portrait Painting

Instructor: Sarah Thibodeaux

Prerequisites: oil painting

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life in 4 sessions. Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing and subsequently build up the structure of the head from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the structure of the head and learning to mix colors to create realistic and harmonious flesh tones. The class includes demonstrations of the alla prima technique, used by John Singer Sargent and handed down through generations of atelier painters and teachers. 

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