Painting Techniques for Beautiful Pastel Portraits
In this workshop, Brian Keeler creates an alla prima pastel portrait, demonstrating his painting techniques for painting from a live model. Learn how to accomplish good skills for sketching, like keeping your paper the height of your model, and move into painting techniques that make portrait painting easy to achieve! Learn pastel painting tips such as the direction of strokes, core shadows and how to change something you don’t like, even if you are almost finished. Listen as the audience asks detailed questions and Brian shows and answers them while creating a loose-styled pastel portrait.
Learn from a Great Instructor
Brian is a versatile artist, switching between mediums and subjects with seeming effortlessness. His instruction is chock-full of good information, and his patience and love for his work shows through clearly, whether he’s painting landscapes in oils or portraits in pastels. You’ll learn tips such as paper placement to maximize your ability to translate what you see in front of you to your paper accurately and placing your strokes in the right direction, to how to layer your pastels for colorful backgrounds and vibrant skin tones.