Creating Poetry in the Commissioned Portrait Featuring Louis Carr – September 23 – 25, 2019

A strong likeness is foundational for a portrait, but finding poetry in identity should be a portrait artist’s goal. This 3 day workshop is to inspire portrait painters to reach for the next level in their painting journey. Louis will break down the elements of a portrait into digestible blocks which progressively build on each other. Likeness, composition, gesture, and emotion will kick off day one. Creating dimension with the properties of paint such as value, color, transparency and opacity will continue the second day. Developing character through edges, texture, and glazing will close out the final day. Louis will demonstrate these concepts each morning and students will apply what they learn In the afternoon with individual instruction. Model breaks will include discussions on how to inspire clients with your vision.

Painting Materials:

  • Oil paint: I generally prefer Old Holland, Michael Harding, Rublev or Winsor & Newton Paints – I have listed these in order, clockwise as seen on my pallette.
        – Ivory Black (Old Holland)
        – Ultramarine Blue
        – Cobalt Blue
        – Viridian Green
        – Sap Green
        – Raw Umber (Old Holland)
        – Transparent Oxide Yellow (Michael Harding)
        – Transparent Oxide Red  (Michael Harding)
        – Permanent Alizarin Crimson
        – Cadmium Red
        – Cadmium Orange
        – Cadmium Yellow
        – Titanium White
  • Soft and hard brushes of varying sizes
  • Metal palette knife
  • Paper towels or Cotton Rags
  • Orderless Mineral Spirits – Gamsol
  • Proper jar/vessel to contain Gamsol
  • Mediums: Linseed Oil, Oleogel (Rublev)
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Jun 19 2024


9 am - 4pm
All Day


$350.00 Members - $375.00 Non-members


116 Carlyle St NW, Norcross, GA 30071


The Portrait Society of Atlanta

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