Students will be working from photographic reference as Paul demonstrates and lectures on all the principles and techniques needed to execute a traditional portrait in oils. With demonstrations and lectures given each day students are taken through a step-by-step procedure…watch, listen, learn, and then apply. Combined with individual attention, critiques and hands on instruction, students will have the opportunity to create a finished portrait under Paul’s guidance. Beginners and advanced students alike will certainly benefit from the experience.
Beginning with a drawing, students will learn how to acquire correct proportions in order to achieve a likeness. Drawings will then be transferred to a stretched canvas, inked in and followed by a full color ébauche. The course will then continue with demonstrations and lectures on color mixing, and paint application. Students will learn how and when to work with thin and thick paint, the theory behind the use of broken color, how to see and execute correct value relations, proper treatment of edges and how to model features in a realistic fashion. Lectures also include how to take good photographic reference shots, lighting your subject, printing your own photos for optimal color and how to deal with distortion.
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September 9 - 13, 2020
10am – 5pm
McCormack Studios, Inc.
129 Overlook Ave.
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: (845) 380-9546