Painting Portraits from Photographs & Live Model

The ultimate portrait painting course that will give you all the techniques to be successful as a portrait painter

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In this course, you'll work with photographs then finish a painting with a live model with added elements to enhance atmosphere as well as develop your skills in proportions, skin tones and design. We will focus our attention to the endless variables of skin tones and lighting, shadow patterns and modeling the form.

Students Will Learn

  • Direct Painting Method
  • Learn to set up the pose
  • Learn how to create dramatic lighting
  • Learn to mix skin tones from a Florentine Palette
  • Learn how old master glazing techniques can aid in unifying your painting
  • Learn ways to check your proportions using mirrors, phone, and photographs

Your Instructor

Cheryl Kline
Cheryl Kline

Cheryl Kline - Founder and Owner of Kline Academy is a working artist who is in collections around the world.. She is a Portrait Society of America honorable mention winner and is a classical realist painter. She studied with noted artist Jan Saether at The Bruchion School of Realist Art and at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Kline has a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Art from Woodbury University.

Highlights of Kline’s career to date have been; a solo show at the Discovery Museum in Connecticut, acceptance into the Royal Academy of Art’s summer Exhibition in London, and a 2008 Award of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America. Her work is in collections around the world. She recently authored a book on portrait painting techniques "A Treatise on Portrait Painting."

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If there was a glitch on our part we will be happy to fix it, rest assured that the only videos we post are by professional, working, highly skilled artists so you are not risking anything but the time and effort you put into watching and working with our videos.

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