We had live models on Monday and Wednesday, Julie under a warm light, and Percy under a cool light - I wanted everyone to have the chance to explore ways paint extreme differences in skin tones.
On Tuesday and Thursday we completed the previous day's portraits from photos - understanding how to get excellent photo references is a key part of this course. Below, Bonny works from her monitor and Patty checks her work by viewing both photo and painting upside down.
Below, some of my students' wonderful work!
During the last hour of each day, discussions and visual presentations focused on the business aspects of portrait painting.
And of course our week's end group photo - thank you all for being part of this class!