If you are interested in learning how to paint the portrait in oils, you will need to know your materials from which brushes to buy, and how mediums work, to how to stretch your own canvases and prepare your wood panels. Learn how to make your first brush strokes, how to mix a value scale, and how to set yourself for success as a painter.
Before learning how to paint with full color palettes, artists for centuries have begun using only a mixture of black and white paint known as grisaille. Learn how to use this excellent training approach to help you learn how to mix and apply paint, simplify your subject and draw with paint, design posterize shapes for value clarity, and how to make form read correctly, all without color!
Learn the most essential information about color theory and mixing you need to paint figures and portraits. You will learn how to mix colors to achieve proper value and temperature as well as the famous Anders Zorn palette, which is a useful palette for painting people.
How do value design and color design work together in a portrait? What is color temperature and how do you apply it? How do you keep your paintings from getting muddy, or unclear? As you did before in the grisaille lesson, here you will do a 4-up painting thumbnail assignment as well as a longer portrait, applying concepts such as contrast, posterization, form, edge and brushwork and the focal point and first read.
Joseph will share his portrait painting process in a long-form demo from the live model. Building upon all of the previous lessons, Joseph will now attempt to create a more finished work, the way he would develop his own gallery pieces from his home studio. The first portion of this demonstration includes instruction in real time whereas the latter portion is time-lapsed with music underneath, which allows Joseph to focus on his work without the added burden of speaking.