Peter Keegan - Introduction to Expressive Portraiture (Online); Thursdays, December 9 & 16, 2021

Date: Thursdays, December 9 & 16, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time/12:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time/5:30-8:30 PM London Time
Level: Some previous experience required
Medium: Oil & acrylic (demos will be done in oil)

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During this 2 week course, artist Peter Keegan will introduce you to a more expressive approach to portrait painting. From using a bright and colourful palette, with bold mark making, to considering more varied and interesting compositions and poses, this course has been designed to introduce you to a more exciting and dynamic approach to portrait painting.

During the 2 sessions, we will cover:

   Understanding colour temperature, tone and why this is key

   How to utilise dynamic and differing brushwork and mark making

   The similarities and differences to conventional portraiture

   Knowing what to include, what to leave out and knowing when to finish

 This course is suitable for artists who already have some experience of portrait painting.

Peter Keegan is a professional artist living and working in Buckinghamshire, UK, specialising in oil painting. Trained at Cardiff School of Art, Peter follows traditional techniques but uses them in a way to depict his subjects in a modern and original style. His aim in portraiture is to always create a painting or drawing that reflects the subject’s likeness and personality. Peter also paints and exhibits figure paintings, local landscapes and still life paintings.  Peter co-hosts the weekly podcast Ask an Artist: the podcast dedicated to offering free advice and guidance about the business side of being an artist. He is an elected member of the Buckinghamshire Art Society and The Oxford Art Society.  Peter is also a brand ambassador for Michael Harding Oil Paints and Rosemary & Co brushes.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.