This course is designed for participants who have completed the foundational curriculum of “The Portrait Course". As an advanced class, it aims to built on that foundation, “deep dive” into complexities of realistic painting and drawing. The main goal is to advance experienced participants with new tools to approach the portrait from life. Students will work from life every day with the model. The course begins with developing a structure, through drawing, for your painted portrait. A reduced-contrast setup with the live model forces the artist to imply form with other methods than simple tone, so with a view to this artists receive lectures on using hue (colour) & chroma (colour intensity) to imply form. A detailed breakdown of the advanced “Zen” palette, with a wider selection of pigments is used in this regard to great effect. Students are introduced to a much more elaborate palette, incorporating new pigments. They will learn how to incorporate warm blues into their portrait, seamlessly integrating these cool colours into their flesh tones. Studies from the artwork of William-Adolphe Bouguereau will serve as instructional vocabularies throughout the week. His work, famous for their integration of warm and cool hues, low-colour intensities and perfectly designed drawing will encourage students to refine their portrait from life using the same techniques.
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