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New York City Portrait Artist Workshop-Demo Day #3

August 14, 2012
The completed refinement layer.

Demo Painting: Third Layer - Refinement

Today was my next to last demo for the August Portrait Artist Workshop at the School of Visual Arts. I worked on my first refinement layer. The goal was to tweak color, values and drawing – not to finish anything.

The first step was to scumble the existing painting to unify the lights and shadows.

Hair and background are restated. Lights and shadows are scumbled over.
Halfway through restating the flesh tones
At this point, I've revisited everything. Lastly I repainted the blouse.

The painting is now set up for my final pass on Thursday.

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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Carole Katz says

August 22, 2012

I took the weeklong drawing workshop this summer and I wanted to express how amazing I thought the workshop was. I have taken many drawing classes, but none have ever come close to this. Marvin’s process and teaching methods are truly exceptional and can’t be found anywhere else. I feel very lucky to have taken his drawing workshop and to be taking his painting classes. The progress in my art has been remarkable.

Marvin Mattelson says

August 22, 2012

Thank you Carol. It’s nice to be appreciated. Your growth, since I’ve known you, has been exciting to see.

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