In this lesson we will take what we learned last month in our value study portrait and learn how to glaze a portrait.  We discuss in depth the bands of the face meaning the forehead band, cheek band, and the chin band.  We learn where need we need to be warm or cool, saturated or gray.   Then we take all this knowledge and paint an all prima portrait of Caitlin.  I’m still using the Zorn Palette.  Titanium White, Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre, and Cadmium Red.   As you watch the lesson you will see that I finesse my brush work quite a bit more in portraiture and rework areas quite a bit.  I love the search that comes in portraiture and rarely do I make each brush stroke perfect.  It’s a constant push and pull of paint finding just the right value and color.   I hope you are inspired to paint.


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Study Still Life with Elizabeth

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Study landscape with Shanna

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Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz are two professional artists and great friends with real and dedicated experience in painting and teaching workshops for over twenty five years each! They bring an entertaining and structured learning experience to any level artist wanting to hone their skills and become a better artist, as well as presenting business choices and an intimate look into the wonderful and challenging world of art.

Each instructor has traveled a unique path and has much to offer in sound advice for finding your own artistic voice and enjoying yourself along the way. Get a glimpse of what it takes to develop works that you feel good about, build a body of work that you can share and gain experience in presentation. Learn about art history and what makes a great painting. Enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home or studio in a very affordable and intimate way. You are amongst friends!

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