The Portrait Sketch with Patrick Byrnes at Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

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The Portrait Sketch with Patrick Byrnes at Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

Published January 30, 2020

In this five-day workshop at the ARC Approved Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art, artists will learn to create alla prima portraits that evince the beauty and humanity of the model with freshness, sensitivity and lively detail. Using a lucid step-by-step approach, participants will paint five portrait sketches of five different live models. Patrick will guide artists with daily demonstrations and in-depth personal critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and finishing details. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session. While this workshop is mainly geared towards painters with some previous experience in oils, artists who prefer to create portrait drawings in graphite or charcoal are also encouraged to participate. Each day brings a new portrait model. Workshop instruction combines guided group demonstrations with personalized one-on-one critiques.

Participants will learn how to create convincing, sensitive portraits through a coherent, rigorous development of their technical skills in drawing and painting.

Spaces are limited so book early.

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