Mon, May 15|
Portrait Power | Gary Cooley
$525 | 10 Seats Left | Experience the power of portraits! Take your portraiture to the next level in this three-day intensive. Learn to see how the light forms a face, explore proportions. Discover the joy and endless possibilities in painting the human head from life.
Dates & Location
May 15, 2023, 9:00 AM – May 17, 2023, 5:00 PM
PaintSpace NOLA, 1202 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Instructor: Gary Cooley (View Bio)
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2023
Portfolio Review Required: No
Class Limit: 10
Day 1: Morning Instruction & Demo | Afternoon Head Study #1
Day 2: Morning Head Study #2 | Afternoon Head Study #3
Day 3: Morning and Afternoon | Bring one head study to completion
Working from life whether it be a portrait a landscape or a still life brings out an interpretive quality that just doesn’t happen working from photos.
I call this a head study rather than a portrait study because I believe it must be fundamentally a good painting first a portrait second. Learning to see is essential to a good representational painting. By learning to see how the light forms a face a likeness can happen naturally. We’ll cover a few basics on proportions and structure of the head, then I’ll do a demonstration of my approach to a painting from life.
Eight years ago an artist friend and myself started a head study from life group. It was the beginning of a discovery process I will always look back on as an awakening. The things I learned spilled over into everything I painted, whether a landscape, a still life or a portrait.
I’ll spend time with each of you and help you to find your strengths and discover the joy and endless possibilities in painting the human head.
Payment of tuition completes your registration.$525.00+$13.13 service fee