How to Paint Emotion Filled Portraits

Skill Level : 2 Intermediate, 3 Advanced

Medium : Oil Painting

Subject : Portraits

Tutor : Nolan Clark

Class Length : 4 hours

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Silver Level or Higher Class

Class Description

Unlock the power of expression in your portraits with our in-depth class, “How to Paint Emotion-Filled Portraits.” This on-demand class is designed to help intermediate to advanced artists master the techniques for creating emotionally captivating portraits in an impressionistic style. Explore the beauty of broad brush strokes, the intensity of a grunge background, and the subtleties of conveying emotion through oil paint.

Your Learning Journey Includes:

🎨 Expressive Planning: Learn to plan and sketch your scene to convey emotion effectively.
🔪 Grunge Backgrounds: Master the technique of using a knife to create dramatic grunge backgrounds that enhance the mood of your portraits.
🖌️ Broad Brush Strokes: Quickly paint the basics of a portrait using broad brush strokes to capture raw emotion without getting bogged down in fine details.
🎨 Limited Palette Mastery: Discover how to use a limited palette to evoke a specific mood and ensure your portraits resonate with emotional depth.
💧 Wet-Look Hair Techniques: Learn to paint hair that looks wet and tousled, adding a dynamic element to your portraits.
🦋 Butterfly Details: Add an intriguing touch with butterflies painted from random references, enriching the narrative of your portrait.

Tools for Success:

📹 Step-by-Step Instructional Videos: Over 4 hours of detailed guidance, with each brush stroke demonstrated to make learning intuitive and engaging.
On-Demand Access: Access the lessons at any time, allowing you to learn at your own pace, whether you’re refining your skills or exploring new techniques.
📄 Comprehensive Reference Material: A downloadable PDF packed with all the reference materials you need to support your learning process.

Designed for Growth:

Targeted at intermediate to advanced artists, this class is structured to provide clear, actionable lessons that will elevate your ability to paint portraits that are not only visually compelling but emotionally powerful. Each module is crafted to impart practical skills and techniques that result in real improvement and understanding of emotional portrait painting.

Capture Emotion on Canvas:

By the end of “How to Paint Emotion-Filled Portraits,” you will have a profound piece of art and a new set of skills to infuse emotion into every portrait you create.

For the class you will need:

a 20"x16" (500mm x 400mm) canvas
These paint colors: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Paynes Grey, Raw Umber
3/4" (15mm) Soft Flat brush
1/2" (12mm) Soft Flat brush
1/2" (10mm) Soft Filbert
1.5" (38mm) Hardware brush
Fine round brush
Rigger brush
Archival Oils classic painting medium or similar

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