Due to high demand, Faces of Key West artist Letty Nowak is teaching a portrait painting class designed for beginners and advanced artists alike. "My goal is to make portrait painting less intimidating so my students will continue painting them confidently even after the class," says Nowak.
Mixing colors, application of paint and some drawing will be covered. Students will be working with oils on canvas to make a portrait of a person they choose. Nowak will also be demonstrating step by step how to get the initial drawing right, how to mix colors and how to get a well-developed painting that looks just like the subject.
Hours: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Key West Art Center & Gallery (Upstairs), 301 Front Street, Key West
Maximum number of students is nine and masking will be required.
. A primed canvas no smaller than 8 inches in any direction
. Brushes of choice, but Letty mostly uses brights
. Mixing jar (Silicoil or similar is great)
. Squeeze bottle for medium
. Medium: damar varnish, linseed oil or stand oil, mineral spirits
. Painting rags - terry cloth (old towel) works best
Colors of Choice
Naples Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Red Light
Source Photo of Subject
Can be a print or on a screen (tablet, etc.)
*Please make sure the subject of your source photo is large enough so you can see detail; outdoor light is best.
Registration through the Key West Art Center, phone (305) 294-1241 or online here at our website.