Painting Portraits in Acrylic Paint

Beth Gatza, Artist in Los Angeles, CA

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16 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Class

      0:40
    • 2. About Me

      1:18
    • 3. Blooper Introduction

      0:18
    • 4. Tools - With Description

      6:27
    • 5. Tools Shopping List

      0:47
    • 6. How We Will Paint our Portrait

      4:48
    • 7. Visual Demonstration of the Painting Process

      6:24
    • 8. Wrapping your Canvas

      2:44
    • 9. Drawing Your Preliminary Sketch

      1:49
    • 10. How To Set Up Your Paint Palette

      5:52
    • 11. Underpainting: Part 1

      4:16
    • 12. Underpainting: Part 2

      4:12
    • 13. Underpainting: Part 3

      6:47
    • 14. Laying Color on Your Grisaille- Demonstration

      5:08
    • 15. Paint Formulas for Skin Tone

      1:13
    • 16. Detail Work

      6:22

About This Class

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Have you ever wanted to paint a portrait like the masters, but doubt you can even draw a stick figure? Do you think that you have zero ounces of artistic talent? Do you feel as if the art ship sailed before you were born? Well, all I have to say to that is, “What’s up with that!?”

There are so many tips, tricks, tools, and shortcuts that artists DON’T want you to know about, because frankly, they don’t want you to become better than them. They tell you that you are not allowed to do this or that, because it’s not real art. Yet, when it comes down to it, these tools are available to help make us better artists- Let’s use them! Plus, who cares if someone says that your art is real or not? This project is about you, this project is about learning a trade, this project will give you more confidence in your artistic ability, and this project is a great way to create an amazing portrait without years of practice.

What I hope you will achieve from this class is confidence, and the realization that artistic technique is a trade that you can learn. I hope that after this class you will then begin to pursue and develop your own artistic style, color scheme and vision, which is what will set you apart from other artists.