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Atlanta Portrait Artist Workshop – Day 11 Demo

July 20, 2012
Final Demo Painting of Little Morphin' Annie by Marvin Mattelson

Fifth and Final Demo

Today I completed my demo painting. Not as refined as my portrait commissions, but a very good representation of my process, none-the less. It was a day of small touches, complete with many subtle hue and chroma shifts. First I worked on the hair and background, followed by the face, then the jacket and finally the last little facial adjustments.

Refining Facial Detail
Resolving Color Nuance of Skin & Background
Final Demo with Jacket Pattern Applied

Tomorrow my students will complete their paintings. I'll be returning to Atlanta next June to lead another Portrait Artist Workshop at Binders Art Supplies and Frames.As often as the painting changed it's appearance, so did the name for it. It turns out that our model, Annie Jefferson, and I are both irrepressible punsters. First we started with Anne Maria, her official given name. Since Annie is a trained opera singer we went with Little Opera Annie, switched to Little Awesome Annie, and finally settled on Little Morphin' Annie.

Marvin Mattelson is now conducting his classes and workshops online in Full HD 1080p through his Fine Art Portrait Academy. For further information, or to register for an upcoming offering, please follow this link to his teaching page.

Until next time…

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Mary Beth Lumley says

July 21, 2012

This turned out beautifully, Marvin! It’s amazing what you accomplished in the final day. Impressive, to say the least. I hope the students’ pieces all came together today as well – I believe you just wrapped up. Another successful workshop completed… Congratulations to All!

Marvin Mattelson says

July 21, 2012

Hi Mary Beth. Thank you. Everything went very well. Great progress was made by all. The jpg doesn’t really do the demo any justice. When it dries I’ll varnish it and reshoot it in better lighting. Then I’ll post it again.

Patty Joyce says

July 22, 2012

Beautiful Marvin, as always. I love looking for the subtle changes asking myself, what did he work on from this image to the next image, sometimes it so subtle it’s like “Wherer in the World is Waldo”!! Joking aside, your subtelty is where you magic lies, little strokes, small changes in hue, etc. and she starts to breath. Can’t wait to see your final photographs. Glad the class went well for you and the students……It has been an education for your blog devotees as well. 🙂

Marvin Mattelson says

July 23, 2012

Thank you Patty. Annie was fun to paint.

Annie Jefferson says

July 27, 2012

Thank you, Marvin, for the opportunity!

Marvin Mattelson says

July 27, 2012

Thanks so much for holding up your end of the bargain.

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