Sunday, November 8, 2015

Portrait Painting Workshop in Brooklyn

Hi Guys,

I'm teaching a portrait painting workshop in Brooklyn in November and I would love for you to join us!  Here is all the information about the class, as well as the supplies list and registration info.

Contemporary Portrait Painting Using Classical Techniques

Location: 231 Maujer Street, Brooklyn (one block from the Grand stop on the L train)
Dates: November 20th 6-9pm, November 21st & 22nd 10am-4pm $350

This three-day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a full palette.

The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model and there will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop. Participants will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel.

The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.  These tips can be applied to all future work and improve any painting of any subject.

Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, comparative measuring, proportion and structure of the face and features, as well as glazing, value, edges, composition, light, and modeling with color temperature.

For more information email  To register click add to cart.

Full Palette Supplies List

14”x 18” or 16”x 20” inch canvas or panel is a nice size to work at

OIL PAINTS                       
Titanium White                                                                                              
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Deep                                     
Cadmium Orange                                              
Cadmium Red Light                                          
Permanent Alizarin Crimson                            
Yellow Ochre                                           
Burnt Sienna or Transparent Red Oxide
Burnt Umber
Viridian Green
Cerulean Blue or Cobalt Blue Teal
Ultramarine Blue                   
Mars Black         

Synthetic brushes (brights) sizes 2, 4, 6
2 small, round synthetic brushes
A big synthetic square brush (about 2 inches wide)
Stiff bristle brushes (flats or brights) in a variety of sizes (for example 4, 6, 8)

Palette (wooden or paper)
Palette knife                          
Linseed Oil                      
Pale Drying Linseed Oil or Walnut Alkyd Medium
Linseed oil holders (small cups)
Vinyl Gloves (optional)                           
Blue shop towels or rags (available at hardware stores)
Portable easel
A small side table