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Portrait painting

  • Ustwo 62 Shoreditch High Street London, England, E1 6JJ United Kingdom (map)

In this session we are going to be painting from observation and to spice things up and give ourselves a bit of a challenge we are going to paint each other! So, in pairs or potentially 3's we are going to sit across from each other and paint the artist in front of us, specifically trying to capture the character of their face. 

We will be starting by sketching out our subjects in pencil, then painting the darker values of the subjects and the background of the scene. Using a limited palette to evoke the natural skin tones within our subjects and a flat brush we will start blocking in the large areas of skin and then slowly move to finer brushes to get smaller details. 

This painting session is just as much about getting the most out of our brushes as it is taking our subject from life to the canvas.

Earlier Event: August 10
Exploring Cubism
Later Event: August 31
Exploring Portraiture & Francis Bacon