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Painting Demo & Lecture Series: Focus on Faces

A live painting demonstration exploring the essential portrait techniques that will help you capture a likeness and convey emotion in your paintings!

Painting Demo & Lecture Series: Focus on Faces
Painting Demo & Lecture Series: Focus on Faces

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

MADE Gallery, 45 Church St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA

About The Event

Matt DeProspero leads a 3 hour painting demonstration and discussion exploring the essential building blocks that make a successful painting.

Painting faces can seem like a daunting and intimidating endeavor but it really isn't any different than painting a flower or piece of fruit, but accurate drawing is the key achieving a likeness from your subject. This demo will show you how to choose the proper portrait reference image and help get your proportions and facial features right from the beginning to ensure a successful painting. We will look at some of the essential "rules" of constructing the head in paint and work with different limited color palettes and lighting configurations to create varied moods within the portrait.

Small class size allows for open discussion and participation from students. Painting reference photos will be shared so that students may work on their own version and receive personalized feedback after the session.

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