Portrait Studies in Oil of Everyday People
This collection of portraits and figures were painted in oil with a live model. Most sessions are three hours, however models take short breaks every twenty minutes. This type of painting is very direct and captures the mood and likeness of the model. It takes many years to learn the skills of shape, form, lighting, color and likeness and painting from "life" enables this to be sucessful. Painting from photographs has many difficulties and it is difficult to give life to a model as the camera does not show the complexities and nuances of painting a person. it is always worth the struggle and joy.
VISIT MY WORKSHOP PAGE ON THIS WEB SITE for more classes as I teach VARIOUS classes as well as many other styles and mediums. Enjoy! To sign up for any class or for information go to the S.R.J.C. Community Ed. www.communityed.santarosa.edu for information or to sign up. (To sign up with the JC, you must first register as a student, then you can sign up for a class.) these are the no grade, pay by the class section of the college). Due to Covid, At this time, I am not instructing portrait painting. My main focus for teaching will be plein air (outdoors) painting of landscapes starting in the Spring; all levels, with a basic beginner class and then all level class. Contact me or view my workshop page on this website.