Painting the Portrait
Painting the Portrait
Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Mondays There is NO CLASS Monday, January 20
January 13 — March 23, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuition: $399


The purpose of this is class is to learn the process of painting the head from a live model and learn the visual principles of each stage of development.

An image is built on a series of relationships. The first relationships discussed are proportion or "tilts and distances," which is key to getting a likeness. The focus is on accuracy, working from larger to smaller and endeavoring to work up the drawing as a unified whole. Next, students use value and tone relationships as flat shapes to separate light and shadow and to establish the basic framework of the painting, also called the "block-in." Paintings are more tonal in the beginning and the color range is broadened as the painting progresses. This further establishes the framework of the "whole."

The painting is then developed using this same set of visual tools as students work in smaller areas relating back to the framework. Color theory is addressed along with a basic strategy of how to apply it. Edges, rendering light on form, paint handling, basic anatomy and how to finish are also discussed throughout the class. The poses get longer, starting with a one-night pose and ending with a four-night pose.

Kerry Dunn, a Studio Incamminati graduate, received a 2016 Portrait Society of America Certificate of Excellence. He was named "one of 25 Artists of Tomorrow” by American Artist magazine. His self-portrait was awarded Best in Show in the Portrait Society of America’s 2013 International Portrait Competition and was featured on the cover of American Art Collector. Kerry's works have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and hang in numerous collections.

View Kerry's Gallery.

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