24SPR Workshop - Painting the Portrait Beyond the Photo Reference MON, WED, FRI 1:00PM (01/15-02/02)

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Description

Instructor: Belinda Flores-Shinshillas / January 15,17, 19, 22,24, 26, 29, 31 and February 2 / Monday, Wednesday, Friday / 1:00PM-4:00PM
Class Size: 5-6

Description: The nine-day lessons in this workshop will cover the whole painting process, starting from surface choice and preparation. Students will learn about the structure of the human face from an artist’s perspective in a fun tutorial with handouts. The workshop will cover the whole process of a direct painting approach method, from brush strokes of the first layer to a final realistic portrait, and skin tone mixing process as well. Students will be provided with a photo reference and in-depth instructions on how to paint way beyond the photo reference and create a vibrant painting that looks realistic.

Students will learn how to use photographs to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitates it. At the end of the workshop, students will be able to create authentic paintings and capture the essence of who a person is. Emphasis will be placed on value control, skin tone, and edges focusing on deliberate color weaving and maintaining accurate mass relationships rather than rendering

Workshop Specifics

This workshop will reframe how you approach painting a portrait by giving you the tools you need to take your painting to the next level. We will cover a number of key elements including:

  • The Structure of the human face from an artist’s perspective.
  • How to transfer your reference to the painting surface.
  • How the directions of your brushstrokes impact the realism you achieve within your painting.
  • How to identify basic skin tones in your photo reference.
  • How to use texture and light to move beyond the flatness of a photo reference.
  • Knowledge of common drawbacks and what to be careful about whether painting from a photo reference.

Day one: Demo by instructor starting with the transfer of reference, and organization of color palette. The instructor will show three stages of the same painting for students to know the progression of the process.

Day two: Students will transfer their photo reference drawing into the painting surface and under the guidance of the instructor will start layering the paint observing the different skin tones in the photo reference.

Day three: Students will keep painting observing the different skin tones and finishing the first layer of their work.

Day four: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture and light with the movement of brushstrokes. The instructor will demo how to apply the second layer to students.

Day five: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture and light with mediums and the movement of brushstrokes.

Day six: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture and light with the movement of brushstrokes. The instructor will demo the finished layers on the face to students.

Day seven: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture and light with the movement of brushstrokes. The instructor will demo how to incorporate the background into the painting to students.

Day eight: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture and light with the movement of brushstrokes. The instructor will demo the finished layers and touches on the whole painting to students.

Day nine: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture and light with the movement of brushstrokes. At the end of this day, students will be able to finish their artwork.

Prerequisists: Previous oil painting experience is required.

Material list:

  • Any surface for oil paint 11 x 14 in (Panels are preferred)
  • Round brushes (1, 2, 3 size)
  • Filbert brushes (2, 4 size)
  • Mop brush (1/4 size)
  • Palette knife triangular small
  • Any palette (grey glass is better)
  • Paper Towels
  • Walnut oil to clean brushes
  • Glass Container (medium size)
  • One Ballpoint pen and a Charcoal stick
  • Oil colors: Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Red Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Blush, Radiant Blue, Radiant Red, Radiant Green, Naples Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Any Black, Terre Verte, Cadmium Red Light, and Flake White (Brand Gamblin), Saint Remy Green Light (Brand Charvin)
  • Winsor & Newton Liquin Original (small)
  • Walnut/Alkyd Medium (small)
Additional Details
Medium:
Workshops
Age:
Adult
Instructor:
Flores-Shinshillas, Belinda
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Time:
Afternoon
Registration Date:
December 18, 2023
Day:
Friday
Skill Level:
Advanced
Day:
Monday
Day:
Wednesday
1 Review
  • 5

    Painting the Portrait

    Published by Georgia Gresham on Dec 14th 2023

    I have learned so much from this wonderful artist! Though the class focus is on portrait, I am looking forward to exploring the technique on other subjects.

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