Portrait Painting: 

Vibrancy & Light Throughout 

session 1

June 6, 2022 – 17, 2022



In this workshop you will develop a complete painting from start to finish with an element of conceptual story and emotion.  We will start by doing tonal paint sketches with the Model in different poses focusing on value, shape, design and composition then will move on to one long pose and color. 

Natalia Fabia

Natalia Fabia


Throughout the class, you will focus on establishing pose and narrative. You will learn everything involved in creating a studio painting from start to finish, including how to set up a scene, lighting, costume,  composition and plan your painting. You will solve the creative problems that arise when developing a work of art. We will set the scene and style the model together. 

Natalia will explain each stage of her direct painting method, step by step. Techniques will include alla prima and transparent vs opaque color with a goal of achieving luminosity and capturing the illusion of form. We will play with sanding, paint roller and splattering paint with different materials to make interesting abstract-elements.


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