Many people would like to try Portraiture in Encaustic but are unsure of where to start and how to proceed. This Workshop will take the mystery out of it. (But not the Magic!!) My step by step instruction will show you how to approach a portrait or figure, from the initial drawing to the final highlight. Working vertically on either canvas or panel, I will demonstrate how to use the hot palette to create luminous skin tones, how to accurately draw the head, how to interpret the light, halftone and shadow and how to paint the features. I will demonstrate the use of water based encaustic paint as one of the final steps in a portrait, creating very expressive passages and transitions
Materials Fee $40 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
A 12x12 raw wood panel, no gesso
Your favorite stencils.
selection of vintage book pages optional
Lora Murphy Encaustic paint set and a selection of other paint can be purchased at https://www.fineartstore.com/p-11974-enkaustikos-lora-murphy-portraiture-micro-series-wax-snap-set.aspx
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.