zaterdag 9 december 2017

Masterclass child portrait

I followed a masterclass Child Portraits, from Dutch Portrait Prize winner and Wackers teacher Irma Braat. She teaches a method for painting children from life, letting the children pose in six short sittings of 8 to 10 minutes, with a 10 minute break to play inbetween. The painters can check their work during the breaks, mix paint, look at the work of others. The first two to three sessions (half an hour painting time in total) are used for setting up the darks in raw or burnt umber, until there is a good likeness. Then the colours are added. The painter keeps correcting until the last minute. These portraits were all made from life, with about an hour total painting time.