Portrait Painting in Oils using a Gridded Photograph

21apr10:00 am3:30 pmPortrait Painting in Oils using a Gridded Photographwith George Thompson


George Thompson is a nationally recognized, award-winning fine artist known for his landscape, portrait and figure painting in a contemporary, traditional style. George teaches painting and drawing and runs workshops and classes at his studio and other venues throughout Bucks County, PA.

This workshop is for artists who have felt overwhelming challenges when painting the portrait, or artists that want to take their portraits to the next level. The grid has been a well-kept secret used by masters from the Renaissance to modern painters. It is uniquely valuable for capturing the likeness and solving other drawing problems that arise with painting portraits. We will work on an accurate block-in from a photograph, skin color choices, value, light and anatomy. Once you try this method, the grid will become one of your favorite painting techniques. This workshop is for advanced beginners and up… with knowledge of painting in oils or acrylics.

Artists canvases should be prepared before-hand. Please a bring 16 x 20 white/not toned canvas, gridded into 1 inch squares with a pencil. There will be a $5 fee for the supplied gridded photograph of the image that we will be using for this workshop.

We will break for lunch. So come prepared and bring something to eat.

Email your questions to: thompsonstudio@comcast.net

Website: georgethompsongallery.com

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Cost: $80 including material fee

Workshop Date:
Friday, April 21, 2023
10:00am - 3:30pm

New Britain Baptist Church
22 East Butler Ave.
New Britain, PA 18901
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