New York-based artist Kristy Gordon will be teaching a three day portrait painting workshop in from December 5 to 7.

Portrait painting workshop offered in Nelson

New York-based artist Kristy Gordon will be teaching a three day portrait painting workshop in Nelson, December 5 to 7.

Internationally acclaimed, New York-based artist Kristy Gordon will be teaching a three day portrait painting workshop in her hometown of Nelson, December 5 to 7.

This is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a limited palette, similar to the palette of artists such as Anders Zorn and Odd Nerdrum.

The upcoming workshop will center on the experience of painting from a live model. There will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop, and students will complete one painting over the course of the three days. This will allow students to explore the stages to developing a portrait.

“We will begin by discussing comparative measuring, to get accurate proportions in the underpainting,” says Gordon. “Then we will move to colour and concentrate on big form modeling, then defining the planes of the face and features, and finally glazing to fine-tune the details.”

Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones and render textures like cloth and hair. Class sizes will be kept small to ensure individual instruction.

To register for the workshop, or for further information, contact Bev Gordon at beverleybobshe@yahoo.ca.