The ArtsCenter Photoblog

November 17, 2009

Portrait Painting Class- The Finale!

Filed under: Classes — Tags: , — Lyndsay Booth @ 10:28 pm

The fall 2009 portrait painting class at The ArtsCenter has ended. I would like to thank the teacher, model and students for letting me come and document the class. Photographers are not always the most inconspicuous people in the world and I hope I was not too distracting for the students. The paintings turned out really well, so it looks like I didn’t get in the way too much. Check out the students’ completed work and other shots from the last class by clicking more at the bottom of the post.

The finished portraits sit on their easels.

Several finished portraits sit on their easels as the class draws to a close.

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October 26, 2009

Portrait Painting Class Episode 3

Filed under: Classes — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 5:31 pm

Here is an update on the work of the students in the portrait painting class held at the ArtsCenter on Mondays. This set was taken two weeks after the last set. Some of the students have finished their first portraits and moved on to another rendering of the model. Check back in two weeks to see more!

A nearly completed portrait with the model sitting in the background.

A nearly completed portrait with the model sitting in the background.

Two different interpretations of the same person. Each student has a different angle of view. The student of the portrait in the foreground sees the model at a straigher angle than the student painting the portrait in the background. This differences also results in sublter differences than simply body position, including different positions for shadow and highlight.

Two different interpretations of the same person. Each student has a different angle of view. The student of the portrait in the foreground sees the model at a straigher angle than the student painting the portrait in the background. This difference also results in sublter differences than simply body position, including the necessity of different positions for shadow and highlight.

A completed portrait waits to be taken home.

A completed portrait waits to be taken home.

The artist of the completed portrait above begins work on a second portrait. Several of the students first draw the subject and then begins to paint.

The artist of the completed portrait above begins work on a second portrait. Several of the students first draw the subject and then begins to paint.

A student mixes color.

A student mixes color.

A student puts the finishing touches on her portrait.

A student puts the finishing touches on her portrait.

Students work on their pictures.

Students work on their pictures.

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