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Portrait Painting from a Photo: Color

Kristy Gordon, New York Based Artist And Teacher

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15 Videos (2h 31m)
    • Introduction

      1:13
    • Palette Set Up

      7:48
    • Light Side Color Lay In

      1:48
    • Light Side Color Lay In (Continued)

      13:59
    • Shadow Side Color Lay In

      14:49
    • Big Form Modeling

      10:36
    • Features Handouts

      18:40
    • Blocking in the Features

      15:12
    • Essential Skills: Most Common Mistakes

      5:04
    • Essential Skills: Glazing Lesson

      2:23
    • Describing the Planes

      14:04
    • Refining the Eyes

      9:58
    • Refining the Eyes (continued)

      6:36
    • Refining Nose & Mouth

      9:30
    • Finishing Touches

      19:14
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About This Class

This class builds on my first one, "Portrait Painting from a Photo: Underpainting."  Having established a solid underpainting in the first class, you are ready to move into color using a full palette. 

We will utilize warm and cool lighting to achieve dynamic colors, giving a contemporary feeling to portraits painted with traditional techniques. You will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Lessons cover the stages for developing a painting in color, structure of the face and features, as well as value, edges and modeling with color temperature.

The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.

Check out my other classes:

Composition in Art

Portrait Painting with a Full Palette

Portrait Painting from a Photo: Underpainting

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Kristy Gordon

New York Based Artist And Teacher

Kristy Gordon has ten years of experience teaching and conducting painting workshops, lectures and classes throughout North America. She has taught at numerous institutions and academies including the New York Academy of Art and The Academy of Realist Art. Kristy exhibits her work internationally and has earned numerous awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America. She has been widely featured in magazines, ar...

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