Today I was host to a wonderful group for my class, "Not Just a Pretty Face." The students had not created paintings of faces before and I'm so delighted to share what they did today!
We practiced using layers of acrylic paint with water and various mediums. Chris began her first painting with a green undertone to the skin. She chose a face from a Greek encaustic burial portrait. The emphasis on the class was on seeing: lights and shadows, shapes, and color, and also on feeling: who is this person, what is her/his mood?
Here's Chris much farther along on her version of the Greek woman.
Carrie caught the subject's pensive mood perfectly
This was Ruby's first painting ever!
Chris wanted to really let loose with her second piece. She used a painting knife and gel medium to build up layers on this fascinating character.
I kept laughing with delight whenever I looked at him!
Carrie captured Van Gogh's style really well, which
is not easy to do.
brushstrokes and shading made this painting
even more interesting and lovely than the original!
from a Renaissance portrait. She saw him as a jester,
which really came through here.
Here's Ruby's last piece in progress. It's off to a great start
and I can't wait to see it finished!