Portrait in Oil
Learn to quickly and powerfully capture an expressive portrait. We’ll paint primarily from photographs, which are great tools to enhance the way you see. We’ll cover setting up your palette, preparing your ground, getting your subject’s facial proportions right, mark making and other techniques. You’ll leave with an understanding of the portrait painting tradition as well as contemporary innovations.
- Prerequisites: Beginner–level painting and/or drawing classes, or basic painting/drawing fundamentals.
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About the Instructor
Matthew Rea is an exhibiting painter residing in Virginia. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Painting and Printmaking Program in 2014. He has had work exhibited along the East coast at such spaces as, The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Gallery Flux, and VCU’s Depot Gallery. He currently paints and works in Richmond’s Museum District.
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