Winter Portrait Painting Workshop
Grand Central Atelier: Long Island City, NY
February 11-15, 2019 (5 days)
9am - 4pm • Monday - Friday
Limit: 11-12 students
In this 5 day workshop, participants will develop a fully rendered portrait painting done in the indirect painting method. Each step of the indirect process - drawing, transfer, underpainting, and final painting pass painting - will begin with a demonstration by Kathryn, and proceed to thorough individual critiques.
The first few days will be particularly focused on capturing the likeness of the model using tools such as comparative measuring, tilt checking, shape finding, and plumb lines. After transferring the drawing, we will discuss creating a pleasing composition, as well as paint handling and creating the illusion of form. Building off of Greg Mortenson’s Flesh Palette workshop, there will be lecture and critique time dedicated to color mixing and how to adjust hue, value, and chroma to accurately portray the model’s skin tones.