Laura Burkin

I completed the Acrylic Portraits, Watercolor Style and loved it! I tried it because I liked the watercolor look – and because I thought painting a portrait would be challenging. I really didn’t think I could do it until I saw the process.

I produced two portraits for my niece and nephew as gifts and they were thrilled. The technique not only helped me to understand the methods for portraits, but is also helping with other images (birds and abstracts) and general color theory. The class helped me to understand the length of time it takes for the painting to develop from simple line work into something amazing. I connected with instructor’s layering techniques and calm presentation.