Painting a portrait from a photo reference (3-day workshops)


Painting a portrait from a photo reference (3-day workshops)


Painting from a photo takes patience and practice and my goal is to teach you my techniques so you can take the experience back to your studio with confidence. In these workshops, we’ll focus on painting a portrait in oil using both traditional and modern techniques.

I provide hands-on instruction, incorporating a wealth of tips and tricks, including:
• Briefly covering Adobe Photoshop and how to print a color reference.
• Drawing on a toned canvas—by either tracing or projection—and inking-in the lines.
• A review of color and mixing skin tones.
• A block-in of the first thin layer of color.
• Painting the portrait with subsequent thicker layers.
• Finalizing subtle details.

There are 2 workshops scheduled this year. More to come:
• They will be held in my studio in Milan, NY (near Rhinebeck).
• Times are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch).
• Each class is limited to four students.
• Tuition is nonrefundable 14 days prior to beginning.
• Basic knowledge of oil painting is preferred.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 845-233-0082.

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SUPPLY LIST (Jerry's Artorama)

16x20 Deluxe Professional Oil Primed Linen Stretched Canvas Centurion (OP DLX) or equivalent grade

Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colors: 
Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw umber, Titanium white, Ultramarine blue, and Ivory Black.

3 Winsor & Newton Monarch filbert brushes sizes 2-3-4
Winsor & Newton series 7 sable brush size 2

Palette knife
Glass or wood palette (no palette paper please)
2 small glass containers
Roll of blue shop towels
Linseed Oil


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