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Portrait Atelier

Paint eye-catching portraits with a big brush! This workshop will focus on the eight keys vital to portrait painting and a working process to progressively finish a portrait study from life in three hours. Working with a limited palette of just four colors you’ll learn: 

  • How to effectively block-in a painting.
  • Accurately observe value and color relationships and mix equivalent analogies in paint.
  • Simplified anatomy and understanding head construction in volumes and planes. 
  • Animating the pose and keys to capturing a likeness.

The class will include discussions of past and contemporary masterworks and the technical aspects of painting and materials. You'll benefit from working in a small focused learning environment with great lighting on both the model and your work station!

February 3rd - March 10th. ( 6 wks )

Saturdays: 10am - 1pm.

4715 NE 14th Ave.

Tuition: $270 - includes model fee.

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 Maria Ols by Anders Zorn

Maria Ols by Anders Zorn

Free Demo - The Zorn Palette!

Saturday, January 27th from 2 - 3:30pm.

4715 NE 14th Ave.

You're invited to stop by my home studio for my demo of the Zorn Palette. Over the years of color exploration I've found the Zorn palette of just four colors to be very versatile and a great jumping off point for learning to paint with full color.

I'll demo how I set up my color palette so that it's built for speed when I'm painting! And how it helps keep me on track with value and color decisions. 

Anders Zorn created elegant portraits that were also great works of art. His energetic brushwork combined with strong composition and lighting has always inspired me. I view Zorn, Sargent and Sorolla as structural impressionists. There is alot we can learn from their approach and apply to our work, regardles of style. Please RSVP by emailing me below!