Paint A Portrait

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Paint A Portrait

Address: 45 Barton St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

Phone number: 0422 572 583


Year Established: 20/0

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Group (Max. 12)
Lead courses in Manchester.
Diploma from Angel academy of Art. Diploma in scene painting, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art BA Hons Fine Art. Shefield University.

About Paint A Portrait

Course outline
Have you ever wanted to know how the old masters painted? Well here at Paint a portrait we will show you the fundamental techniques that will lay the foundations to your artistic career. Showing you tried and tested tips and tricks to improve the way you paint and draw. These skills have been passed down through the centuries and form the basis for most of the worlds finest academies. Louis Smith is a Classically trained artist. He trained in Florence Italy for 4years. Learning traditional drawing and painting methods. He has been accepted by the Royal Society of Portrait Artists and National Portrait Gallery annual competition.?

1st week
Lighting: looking at types of portrait lighting and posing the subject.

2nd week
Measuring: looking at placement, comparative measuring, proportion, perspective of the face and line weight.

3rd week
Silhouette stage: describing shadow shapes, grouping of the darks, negative and positive space.

4th week
1st Painting: filling local colours, darkest dark, lightest light, big form modeling, turning the form, use of impasto and glaze.

5th week
2nd painting: rendering the painting with glazes (couche).

6th week

Learning outcomes

Know how to use different lighting effects and poses to create mood, stature and dramatic effects.

Use of dry brush as a sketching implement.

Proportions of the face.

How to prime a canvas

Wash brushes and maintainance.

Using the brush as a measuring device

Comparative measurements, transferring the measurements of the face to canvas.

How to analyze shapes, negative and posative, use of tools to help the eye see more objectively.

Use a value strip.

Comparing tonal value

Mixing paints and use of mediums.

Appropriate use of glaze and impasto to describe the light and shadow of the face.

Brush sizes and different types to be used at the various stages of the painting.

Paint A Portrait Specialties

Portrait Painting, using pencil, charcosl and oil.

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