Ingrid Christensen - The Indirect Approach to Features in Portraiture (Online); Friday, September 9, 2022

Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: Oil or acrylic

The features of a person’s face are their most expressive, mobile elements, yet that liveliness is tricky to capture in paint. 

Too often, the eyes and mouth of a portrait can stiffen and look harsh, while the nose seems flat and unconvincing.  

In this 1 1/2 hour demo, Ingrid will show how she tackles each of the features from different angles, as well as how she integrates them into a face.  Her focus will be on creating a relaxed, natural face that conveys energy and life. 

Ingrid’s demo will be in oil but the method is appropriate for any opaque medium.  Throughout, she will welcome your questions and explain her answers both in words and by demonstrating.  

Ingrid Christensen is an award winning painter and instructor who specializes in figurative and still life oil painting. Influenced by French and Russian Impressionism, her work is an exploration of light, color and dynamic mark making.  A self-proclaimed “paint nerd”, Ingrid has written and featured in Winsor & Newton Masterclass videos, contributed articles to Artsy Magazine, and taught sold-out workshops in Canada and Mexico.

Ingrid lives in Calgary, Canada and has made her peace with snow.

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About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class by using the online class group. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 
  • To take part, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.