Sat, Mar 25|
Painting Portraits From Photographs
Learn how to paint a portrait from internationally-renowned portrait artist David Goatley using reference photographs.
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – Mar 26, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada
About the event
In this workshop, we will explore the positives and pitfalls of painting from photographs. David will give a simple overview of how to take the kind of photographs that work best, what to look for in a reference picture and what to avoid. He will provide a sample photograph for everyone to work with on Day 1 and a choice of photographs students may like to work from for Day 2. Students may also opt to bring a good 8.5 x 11” head and shoulders or head and hands print of a photograph of their own that they’d like to work from. Through demonstrations and hands-on guidance, David will help you develop your initial drawing, understand the proportions to look for and the techniques you will need to turn your image into a painting.