Lately, I have been teaching private painting lessons (besides my group classes)
and it has been so nice to slow down and focus on one student!
So, last night I took an online painting class myself as a treat, an artist's date!
The painting below is in process and still on the easel but 3/4 of the way done.
What a treat it is for a teaching artist to take a class.
I do not have time to take a class in person since I am teaching a lot of art and painting classes. So, the online version is great because I can stop the class and go back when I next have time.
I needed to loosen up with portraits again (haven't painted one in awhile) and have fun with values, color and of course start with an exciting composition.
The online class was taught by Emma Petitt at www.artistmagic.online
We used photographs of portraits that included hands! Lots of videos to work from. She is a very good teacher. She chooses photos as resource and let me tell you,
it is simply for composition and lighting as we change all the features to make the portrait our own.
My painting looks nothing like Emma's and that was part of the beauty of the class!
I used my own style but learned some fun techniques. More to come!