The Art of the Portrait with James Middleton

The Chester Art Centre

March 29, April 5, 12, 19
9:00am – 3:00pm

“A portrait is a celebration, of love, of life or of achievement.”

This 4-day workshop focuses on head-and-shoulders portrait studies, painted from a live model.  Our goal is to develop a higher level of skill while having lots of fun translating the reality of another person into paint.  

We will explore various aspects of portraiture including learning to see like an artist, achieving a likeness, various ways to start the portrait (we are all wired differently). We will explore proportion, massing, values, colour temperature (warm/cool), edges (hard/soft), brushwork, using direct painting techniques.