Paint the figure with confidence!
Any subject can be broken down into simple shapes. We will learn to see as painters, first by doing some quick studies from simple still life objects.
Translating this understanding to painting children (or any figure) from photos will then be our focus, rather than painting detailed portraits, or rendering photographic images.
Simplifying the subject and capturing gesture and feeling will be emphasized. Bring photo references with good light effects (some photos will be provided too). Avoid school-type photos.
A live model session will be offered on the second morning.
Nancy will do demos each day and give lots of personal instruction. Bring big brushes, lots of paint, and expect to do 2 – 3 studies each day, as we experiment and have fun in a non-judgmental setting.
A signature member of Oil Painters of America, Nancy is a popular workshop instructor.