Portraits with Personality


  • Art Est Art School 4/67-69 Lords Road Leichhardt NSW 2040
The Penguin Lady, oil and wax on canvas, Galloway Brown

The Penguin Lady, oil and wax on canvas, Galloway Brown

Two day oil painting workshop at Art Est. In this workshop students will learn to paint portraits working directly from the life model. Students will:

  • focus on developing critical observation skills, connecting and tuning in with your subject
  • how to measure facial proportions, how to ‘see’ from life versus photo
  • learn the importance of a tonal underpainting and establishing a good foundation to build your portrait
  • exploring colour, character and realistic features
  • learn how to set out a basic oil colour palette for mixing skin tones