Are you frustrated with color mixing and understanding which colors to use in your portraits?
I was, too! That is why I started experimenting with a limited palette this year, and using a more painterly style of painting! I found that the combination of palette, and large brush strokes, had such a beautiful effect and the limited number of supplies needed! I quickly fell in love with this method! If you would like to learn some very simple techniques to create a beautiful, vibrant series of work, with a limited paint palette, then this is the course for you! I hope to see you in class!
By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of the following concepts:
- Mix colors using the Zorn Palette
- Understand what colors are best to use in an underpainting
- Layer paints to create depth
- Explore composition - where to place your subject on your canvas
- Use the grid method to gain a likeness to your reference photo
- Discover how to scale your images with an app to work with the size of your canvas
- Understand how to draw and paint a face, portrait, and the figure.
- Explain the importance of working in a series
- Create a series of work
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is taking a scaffolding approach. Each lesson will build on the last, and what you have learned so that by the end of the course, you have a firm foundation to move forward in your own portrait work.
DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS
LESSONS 1 AND 2 - COMPOSITION AND DESIGN
In Lesson 1, we will discuss the characteristics of a strong, cohesive series of art work. This can take careful though and cohesion of elements. We will study past series of my artwork to give you some ideas!
The composition of your artwork is important! Composition is how you communicate your ideas to the viewer. There are rules in composition, but again, you can always do what works for you. In Lesson 2, I will cover a few brief points in composition before we begin playing with our own reference photos. For this lesson, we are going to discuss perspective, light, color, texture, space and proportion.
LESSON 3 and 4 - TONING AND COLOR MIXING
Lessons 3 and 4 will prepare you for painting your portraits! You will learn about toning your canvas, and which colors make for a great background. We will then begin our study of the Zorn Palette. This has been a great introduction to color mixing for me! What has amazed me most, is just how many colors you can get from just four colors! The limited palette consists of red, yellow, white and black. We will begin by creating our own color chart, by mixing these four colors in different ways. You will follow my lead and end up with an amazing chart to refer to throughout the remainder of this course!
LESSONS 5 THROUGH 9 - CREATE
When we create our art in a series, rather than a series of "onesies" we help our viewers to understand better what we are about! In our final lessons, we will bring it all together and begin creating a series of work. Why work in a series? There are a myriad of reasons why, but according to Artbusiness.com, "The knowledge and experience you gain from working within a well-defined set of parameters, while expressing yourself from a range of different perspectives within those parameters, allows you to nuance your compositions more subtly, purposefully and in greater depth and detail, and to communicate the results of your observations and explorations in more impactful, compelling and consequential ways. In other words, you're able to more convincingly get your point across and to more profoundly connect with your audience (http://www.artbusiness.com/artists.html)."
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Cost - $89
PRIVATE GROUP JUST FOR YOU!
This course will have a private Facebook group just for you! I will be actively involved with the class via Facebook during the four weeks that the course is open! I am really excited about working through these exercises with each of you!
The best part about this class is that you probably have what you need! The list below are the exact items I will be using! I always recommend trying to use what you already have unless you really WANT or NEED to go out and buy some new supplies!
- Varying sized stretched canvas or other substrate of your choice
- Stabilo All - Brown
- Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints
- Liquitex Soft Body
- Heavier body paints in red, yellow ochre, black and white - any brand - this is just to make a color chart
- Gray Matters Paper Palette
- Paint Brushes - Bright, sizes 8, 12, 16 and 20
- App - Poster Shine
**Upon purchasing your course, you will be asked to create an account. If you have already created an account, after purchase your course will be available under “My Classroom” at the top right-hand of karabullockart.com. You can also always find your classes here: https://karabullockart.com/my-courses/
**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of the course, all purchases are nonrefundable.