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Painting Portraits in Oil with Abner Cope

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 5:00 PM


This is a four-week class designed to help artists enhance their skills in painting portraits. All skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcome. Instructions will be based on discussions, demonstrations, and individual critiques. While painting from the live model, artists will utilize various techniques for developing accurate proportions, as well as for properly placing the drawing of the model on the canvas. We will paint the skin tones of the model, utilizing a limited palette of pre-mixed colors. Participants will receive demonstrations, and instructions on how to start the portrait with a solid structural drawing done in monochromatic lines, and tones (created with a mixture of ivory black, and raw sienna), on stained canvas. Color, and how to observe color on the model, will be emphasized. The process includes painting the portrait from the darks to the middle tones, to the lights. We will observe the skin tones of the model, on the basis of warm colors, cool colors, and ochre colors. The first week will involve a discussion about brushes, paints, painting surfaces, as well as a demonstration on painting the portrait from start to finish. Near the end of class, there will be a demonstration on staining canvases. Participants will not begin their portraits from the live model until the second week. The subsequent weeks of class will include intermittent discussions, and demonstrations, while artists work from the model. Details Instructor: Abner Cope, abnercope@windstream.net See bio below the registration button. Level: All; Beginning to Advanced Price: OCAF Members: $120.00 + model fee Non-Members: $150.00 + model fee Dates: Fall Session I: Saturdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5 Fall Session II: Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23

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