Gage Academy of Art, Seattle WA
Oct 21- 22 2017
9:30am - 4:30pm
All Levels Welcome
The Self Portrait has been a tradition for artists through the millennia, serving as both a historical document and window into the interior of the artists being. There is a quality and intensity in the way we observe when drawing and painting. Turning this level of awareness back on ourselves is a revealing and inspiring process.
During this 2 day Oil Painting Workshop I will demonstrate and give individual instruction each day. In this workshop we will be considering the following aspects of a self portrait. palette and panel preparation setting up the work space, then move on to composition, drawing and proportions, developing basic light and shade, working wet on wet and finally learning how to achieve a good likeness. My Goal is that each student walks away with a clear understanding of how to approach a self portrait.