Prerequisite for this class is Portrait Drawing.
Painting portraits can be intimidating to say the least, but I want to show you how to let go of that fear!
Learn the fundamental elements of creating a realistic portrait in acrylic paint using reference photos and expand on what we learned in the Portrait Drawing class. We will explore a variety of techniques to arrive at the goal of an expressive portrait.
In this class, you'll learn how to:
Have fun practicing painting techniques to bring about a likeness of an individual. You will walk away with at least one finished portrait by the end of the class and established painting techniques to help you confidently create portraits on your own.
Great for beginning and intermediate level artists.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who want to add color to their portrait renderings
• those who want love painting faces and expressions
• those who want to learn to capture someone's likeness
• adults who want to learn the anatomy of faces and heads
About the instructor
Wendy Kwasny is an award winning fine artist in San Diego who specializes in oil and acrylic portraiture, still life, and landscapes. She earned her BA in fine art from SDSU, and regularly shows her art at The Ashton Gallery in San Diego. She is currently working out of Art on 30th and her home studio. Wendy has shown her work in venues all over San Diego in the past 25+ years, and has completed numerous commissioned pieces.
Painting, and the creative process, really, is part of Wendy. It’s innate in her world view, in her interactions with people and ingrained in her life. The world can be chaotic place and painting centers her and brings her to a place of serenity, calm and confidence. She brings that into her work with each brush stroke and careful color consideration, always trying to capture that certain unique something about someone to tell their story. When she’s not painting, she is off playing with (and being inspired by) her family and friends.