Beachwood Ohio Portrait Painting Workshop
March 15–17, 2015
Mark your calendars – I am leading a three-day oil portrait workshop March 15-17, 2015 at The Art Studio in Beachwood, Ohio. All levels of experience are welcome! For more information or to register, please email Susan Cone Porges: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working from a live model, students will learn classical methods of painting oil portraits on canvas. Light and an understanding of three-dimensional form will be our tools for conveying a lifelike expression of the model’s spirit.
On Day 1, we will use just Raw Umber paint on a white canvas to make a sepia-toned underpainting. On Day 2 we will work overtop of our underpaintings in full color, and Day 3 will be spent refining and rendering the forms of the face, to really make our portraits glow.
Each day, I will spend the morning demonstrating and walking students through my thinking and painting process, and in the afternoons, the attendees will all paint together while I offer group and individual guidance to keep everyone’s painting on track.
Although portraiture will be our focus, the techniques and principles we cover can be applied to any type of oil painting: landscape, figure, still-life, etc.
I hope to see you there! In the meantime, here’s a fun shot from my recent 3-day workshop at KAPOW! Art Now: