Marvin Mattelson lays down his palette and uses his words

New York City Portrait Artist Workshop-Demo Day #1

August 8, 2012
The completed wash-in underpainting, ready for the next demo: color.

Demo Painting: First Layer - Wash-in Underpainting

My New York City Portrait Artist Workshop at the School of Visual Arts began on Monday August 6. This is the last workshop I'll be teaching until next summer. We have two great models, Dustin and Miriam. I'm using Miriam as my model since I've never painted her before and I enjoy the challenge of depicting a new face in paint. Below is the progression of my underpainting on the first day of my demo.The first step is to establish my basic drawing relationships.

The first step is to establish my basic drawing relationships.
Next I subdivide into smaller shapes.
Once I feel the drawing is pretty well established I begin to develop the tonal structure.
The completed wash-in, ready for the next layer: color.

It's not my intent to have anything finished or precise at this point. I always work towards accuracy.

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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