Ingrid Christensen – The Indirect Approach to Features in Portraiture (Online Class Recording)

Date recorded: Friday, September 9, 2022
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.

$40 for two months access

About Our Past Technique Takeaways:

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour recorded presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration. 

You’ll be able to watch the class recording as many times as you would like for two months (for example, for a purchase on March 4th at noon, the recording would be available until May 4th at noon). There are no ongoing charges.

A link to the recording will be included in your on-screen purchase confirmation, in your purchase confirmation email and on your Online Classrooms page.

(There is no Zoom link for this event because it has already taken place).

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