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
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."
StartCourse Introduction (0:47)
StartLesson 1: BLOCK-IN (16:53)
StartLesson 2: VALUE & COLOR PART 1 (18:59)
StartLesson 3: VALUE & COLOR PART 2 (21:05)
StartLesson 4: SKIN TONE PART 1 (19:56)
StartLesson 5: SKIN TONE PART 2 (15:16)
StartLesson 6: SKIN TONE PART 3 (26:33)
StartLesson 7: PAINTING HAIR (23:45)
StartLesson 8: EARS, EYES & CLOTHING (25:44)
StartLesson 9: PAINTING FROM LIFE PART 1 (22:06)
StartLesson 10: PAINTING FROM LIFE PART 2 (21:37)