Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to paint a portrait?...what was I thinking?

How to do paint a portrait demo? Well, don't ask me.

All I do know is that I had just one short hour to do this one yesterday at my teaching class at The California Art Institute from START TO FINISH, 18 x 24

What was I thinking?

*keep it simple stupid

*Don't mess up as new students watching

*carve out the face like sculpture...think planes

*hang on to the dry blue toned canvas for half tones, no matter what

* Keep it airy - use mid value purple for that

*That long hair is going to be a w-itch to paint in such a short time

*Don't get sloppy

*I must eat a low-carb lunch

* Wish the school would make coffee soon


Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

You did a beautiful job, Johanna! Especially considering the time and stress constraints. I love it. I also loved the blog.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

THANKS HOPE...glad you like the blog too.

David Magallanes said...

She's beautiful!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks David...good seeing you and thanks for your great support of my art. Will call when your purchase is ready.jx