DYNAMIC PORTRAITS IN OIL

$99.00

  • Instructor – Jen Starling
  • 4 Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private Group
  • Teacher feedback 5/1/24 – 6/1/24
  • Course Price – $99
  • All Sales Final
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Description

Are you looking to transform your oil portraits with the drama of dynamic lighting and rich contrasts? Do you want to learn how to blend abstract elements with realism to create captivating artwork?

 

Join Jen Starling in DYNAMIC PORTRAITS,  and let her guide you through the process of crafting an oil portrait, illuminated by the interplay of light and shadow for dramatic effect. You'll start with a monochromatic underpainting, laying down the basics of proportion and shading, which sets you up for success when you add the skin tones with more confidence. Jen encourages a blend of realism and creativity, inviting you to incorporate abstract elements that make your portrait truly unique. The course also includes techniques for painting realistic hair, bringing your portrait to life. With Jen's expert guidance, each step is broken down into manageable parts, making the learning process enjoyable and effective. This course is ideal for those looking to refine their oil painting skills with a mix of structured technique and artistic freedom, presented in a clear and accessible way.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Find inspiration around you
  • Manipulate photos to create interest
  • Understand value
  • Explore the color wheel
  • Paint from your own reference
  • Create interest and depth in your artwork
  • Experiment with a primary palette
  • Master mixing paint

COURSE OPENS MAY 1ST

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Cost - $99

DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS

In this comprehensive course, students will embark on a structured journey to master oil painting, beginning with foundational drawing skills using a single paint color to sketch the initial portrait, focusing on accurate proportions and understanding oil paint behavior. The course progresses to a monochromatic underpainting technique with two colors, where students mix values to create depth and drama through light and shadow. Adding color introduces students to mixing skin tones, enhancing the portrait's realism with careful attention to color temperature and saturation. Highlights are integrated in the next phase, emphasizing precision in value, color, and blending to bring the portrait to life.

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The course then explores the nuances of reflected light and the addition of abstract elements to the shoulders, enriching the artwork's depth and texture. Finally, students learn to select background colors and values and to paint realistic hair, applying lighter values into wet paint to achieve natural-looking curls. Each lesson builds on the last, culminating in a well-rounded skill set in portrait oil painting.

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COURSE OPENS MAY 1ST!

Lifetime Access - Download All Content

Cost - $99

MEET JEN STARLING - ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR

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Jen focused seriously on ballet and modern dance throughout her childhood and adult life. She has a BA in Performance Art from the University of MD. Starling discovered painting later in life, but no stranger to discipline, she has dedicated herself to a demanding studio practice, showing her work, and teaching at the Art Student League of Denver. In addition, she has numerous online courses. Her work is collected by private collectors in the US and Europe, and resides in the city of Loveland Colorado’s public art collection.

PRIVATE GROUP JUST FOR YOU!

 

This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  The artist will be actively involved with the class via Facebook the first four weeks the course is open!  After that the course will be a self-study.  The artist may or may not be involved after the four weeks.  We are looking forward to seeing your artwork!

COURSE SUPPLIES

Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand. 

 

SUBSTRATE

  • Primed hardboard

 

OIL PAINTS

  • Titanium white
  • Burnt Umber
  • Cadmium yellow pale
  • Yellow Ocher
  • Cad red light
  • Burnt  sienna
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Raw Umber
  • Ivory black

PAINTBRUSHES

  • Princeton (I like the line Velvetouch)
  • small fan brush
  • mini blender-small soft trimmed old brush (any brand)

DRAWING TOOLS

  • vine or willow charcoal

OTHER

  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • stick (sharpened chop stick)
  • Gamsol by Gamblin
  • Liquin by Winsor Newton
  • Paper towels

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACCESSING CLASSES AND SELLING WORK CREATED IN THIS COURSE:

**Upon purchasing your course, you will be asked to create an account and go through the purchase process (even if the cost is $0 for a free course).  If you have already created an account, after purchase your course will IMMEDIATELY be available under “LOGIN” at the top right-hand of karabullockart.com.

**If your course does not show up, please email us at karabullockart@gmail.com

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of the course, all purchases are nonrefundable.

**Please talk to the artist of the course about his/her policy on selling artwork created in this course prior to selling any works created during course.  Some artists will allow it, while others do not.  Thank you for your support.

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