Oil Painting Foundation: a Second Look at the Portrait
ZOOM SESSION | Wednesday | Number of Lessons: 6 | 09/21/2022 - 10/26/2022 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
This oil painting course, the fourth of the oil painting foundation series, is again dedicated to the portrait. It is not necessary having attended the previous oil portrait foundation course to sign up for this one.
The six, three-hour oil painting sessions of this course, are dedicated to painting a few portraits from photographic references and master copies of a works by artists like Velazquez, John Singer Sargent, Goya.
We will paint using mostly the direct painting method, used by the impressionists, and we will also practice mixing color and painting using the strings method, where the paint is mixed in advanced and organized in many small amounts of different color, value and temperature.
The participants of the course, will also be encouraged to work on an independent project: a portrait of a subject of their choice, a good way to start making personal aesthetic and technical choices, and put to work the notions discussed and practiced in class. Composition, color mixing, paint handling, materials, color theory and the techniques employed by a few masters, are some of the topics, among others, that will be discussed and practiced.
(Drawing by Goya)