Learn the correct proportions of the human head and work from proportion charts developed by court portrait artists in the Renaissance era. Each class, we will work on a different aspect of proportion; profile, full face, ¾ view, and odd facial expressions. We will work from proportion charts, and sketch the head in great detail before painting. Learn how to use negative space, and proportion to get a likeness. Start with a photo reference for first class, then a live model. Learn full face proportions and work from a photo reference, then a live model. Learn dramatic portraiture by painting from a photo of a costumed model, and dramatic lighting by painting from a photo of a candle-lit model. Great class to learn how to make portraits using pastel.
Class will start with a demonstration, include one-on-one help, and end with a group critique. Extra photo references for homework will be available each class, and homework will be critiqued at the start of the next class.
Thematic painting classes open to oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylics. Each class starts with a demonstration, followed by one-on-one help in your own media. Step-by-step instruction as well as open time to do your own thing. Make a completed painting each class based on photos (supplied) of beach sunsets, beautiful clouds, storms, and water reflections.
Artists work from the still life to hone their skills and to train their eyes to see the subtle shifts in value and color temperature. This class starts with the basics of still life painting; value sketching, sighting or gauging measurements, and color theory. Learn how to paint reflective metal and textures like smooth, shiny porcelain, transparent glass, and rough fruit skin. Delve deeply into color theory and working with a complementary and split complementary palette, neutralizing with the complements for color harmony and creating color temperature shifts. Class is open to any medium, instructor will demonstrate in pastel.
Palms are beautiful! All artists want to capture the way the dance in the breeze and glint in the Florida sun! Learn to paint different varieties of palms, and how to use sky holes and negative space to create shape in the fronds. Each class starts with a different challenging palm painting, including a nocturne of a palm lit by moonlight by the sea! Do several studies, and a finished painting each class (that means 6 new palm paintings for your home!) Paintings will include demos in different mediums including pastel, and acrylic, and using different tools like a fan brush and palette knife, which will be supplied by instructor. Challenging class for folks who are intermediate (already had a beginner level class). Open to all media.
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? This class covers the basics from value sketch, color mixing (making all the colors in the color wheel from the primaries), brushwork and applying paint to canvas, and techniques for blending and creating beautiful paintings from photos. Beach scene photos supplied and you may bring your own for the last class.
Materials can be purchased (see supply list) or students can pay a $20 materials fee to the instructor and have materials supplied for all 6 classes.
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? This class covers the basics from value sketch, color mixing (making all the colors in the color wheel from the primaries), brushwork and applying paint to canvas, and techniques for blending and creating beautiful paintings from photos. Beach scene photos supplied or you may bring your own.
Materials can be purchased (see supply list) or students can pay a $20 materials fee to the instructor.
Learn the basics of drawing including starting with simple forms, seeing and capturing 5 values to shade accurately and create the illusion of realism. Learn how to "sight" to get proper perspective and the illusion of depth. Get your own copies of proportion charts and learn how portrait painters to Renaissance kings and queens were able to get accurate likenesses. Draw from direct observation and create beautiful, dimensional sketches! All materials supplied.
Get a crash course in proportions of the human head, capturing a likeness, and techniques to simplify facial features. Work from proportion charts developed by court portrait artists in the Renaissance era, for profile and full face. See how beautifully Proportionate human beings are, then make a detailed sketch of a profile portrait, and a full face portrait from a photo reference (supplied). Once you get the hang of it, we will work from live models using pencil and charcoal. Open to beginners and advanced. Materials supplied, or bring your own pad of charcoal paper, 2B or 4B pencil, charcoal or conte’.
If you have any questions or need help at any point you are welcomed to call or email me.
Learn to use pastels to make beautiful and realistic paintings from direct observation. Learn about pastel hardnesses, paper tooth, and substrates. Layer pastel to create your own color wheel from primaries, and how to use a complementary palette.