Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil with Alexis Rausch
Ages 18+. Learn advanced techniques such as direct vs. indirect painting, glazing, how to better employ mediums to your paint, and how to create narrative using the human figure and its surrounding environment. Sept. 12th - Oct. 24th(No class on Oct 3rd)
Time & Location
Sep 12, 7:00 PM MDT – Oct 24, 9:00 PM MDT
Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010, USA
September 12th to October 24th(no class on Oct. 3rd)
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Recommended skill level: Intermediate to advanced.
Do you have experience as an oil or acrylic painter but are looking to branch out into portraiture and figure work? Then this class is for you! In this course students will learn advanced techniques such as direct vs. indirect painting, glazing, how to better employ mediums to your paint, and how to create narrative using the human figure and its surrounding environment. The first half of the course will be spent studying classical realist methods in portraiture, and the second half will be spent helping students develop their individual voice as painters, under the stylistic direction of each painter's preference. In addition, students will learn basic art history, business practices, and how to market themselves as an artist.
Note: Students may have individual paint tools that they have acquired, which they are welcome to bring and use. If they do not have pre-existing materials, they may use the list below as a guide.
We recommend Blick Art Materials on 1025 E 2100 S in Salt Lake for materials.
Oil Painting Brushes
• Synthetic or sable round 0,1 and 2.
• Synthetic or sable flat 0,1,2 and 3.
• Princeton Real Value Brush Set - 9155, White Taklon, Long Handle, Set of 5
• Small house painting brush for applying gesso, and blending.
Paints (Oil, starred paints are optional but recommended)
Lemon Yellow *
Sap Green *
Paynes Grey *
Titanium White (Recommend a larger tube)
Raw Sienna *
Additional Materials For Oils
Turpenoid or Mineral Spirits
Paint mixing palette
small pallet cups for mediums
Old rags (free t-shirts work great for this!)
Jar with lid for paint thinner
Basic drawing material of choice
Canvas 11"x14" canvas recommended Pad of gessoed canvas paper
With the inclusion of a personal paint apron/smock we recommend wearing clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on.
Expressive portraits in Oil