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The Portrait
- getting a good likeness -

4th - 5th May, 2024 (2 days) 
at my Buderim studio - Sunshine Coast

Romance The Portrait - Getting a good likeness of your subject is essential to creating a good portrait and this workshop will show you how and give you the tools, skills and techniques to achieve it. Are you an artist who has always wanted to create a good life like portrait of your subject.? Then this workshop will be an amazing artistic journey of growth and discovery for you. Paint a realistic, lifelike portrait faster and with more confidence using Don’s easy to learn techniques. Proportions, facial features, accurate skin colours and so much more..
(All student levels welcome)

Day 1..
Let’s explore the features of the face first and then we turn our attention to a complete portrait. Proportions are key so I spend time explaining and then we practice on our own portrait painting. Start with washes, then paint till we get a good likeness and apply all that you are learning.

Day 2..
Continue to develop your portrait with a full day to complete. Apply and consolidate all your new learning including skin colour mixing. How to apply tone, how to use and apply the correct paint mediums, brush techniques and lots more..

You will learn:
- How to prepare and get started.? 
- What makes a good portrait and how to achieve it.?

- Becoming familiar with facial features
- Correct skin colour mixing
- Getting a good likeness
- Applying good composition and colour choices
- Essential portrait painting techniques explained and applied

- How to interpret photo reference. What to use and what to leave out and why.?

- Achieve visually exciting portrait paintings

Here is what you get:
- Your class reference photo

- How to get a good likeness in your portrait painting
- How to get the best from Acrylic paints and mediums
- Easy to learn and understand concepts using Don's painting techniques
- Learn how to recognize, capture and paint essential aspects of your subject using 

  my simple and practical methods
- Heaps of one-on-one instruction as student numbers are very limited
- Live in-class painting demonstrations by myself to show you how it’s done
- Heaps of practical painting tips & tricks, brush technique, and lots 
- Gain confidence and grow new painting skills you can confidently use again at home
- Conducted at my home/studio which offers great natural light for painting
- I supply morning & afternoon tea & coffee with delicious snacks & treats.. Yumm.!

Please contact Don for details or more information

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