For the past month and a half, the Upper Painting class has been consumed with the object of painting their own portraits. The process, though lengthy and trying, has turned out some rather catching pieces.
With a raw cotton canvas roughly twenty by eighteen inches and a digitally manipulated photo of themselves, students began it all with an underdrawing of their faces with vine charcoal. After sufficient likeness was achieved, students then completed a grisaille underpainting to establish a sense of light and form. The process concluded with the addition of color, first in glazes, and then in thicker more opaque mixtures of acrylic paint.
These paintings are truly worthy of notice, and best seen in person. If you would like, please stop by the art studio (Portable 4 on the deck) to catch a glimpse of these talented painters as their works unfold.