Join me on a short excursion into the life of a French academic painter William-Adolpe Bourguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) to be inspired by his painting to create our own.
The ways Bourguereau inspires me in numerable ways – making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body, his use of mythological themes, and in the way he creates skin tones that seam to gleam like delicate silk.
I have made an attempt through my own study to loosely reinvent one of his portrait paintings to create my own. Even though it might seam that I have used many colors in this painting, I have only really used three, plus gesso. After signing up, you receive full supply list. Class starts May 20th.
In this class I will take you through the process of sketching a portrait to create a pleasing composition on the canvas. Choosing and mixing the right colors for this particular skin tone. Blending and applying colors an tones in such a way that they create the appropriate contrast, smoothness and texture in a face.
We will then complete the background, hands and an object to complete the story of our painting.