This semester in painting class we have been working on tackling the portrait. Portrait painting is so difficult and it's not something I practice on my own. I really appreciated the push! We painted from photographs, we copied other artists' work and then did self portraits in their style. We also had a chance to paint from a model! It has been so fun to work with a great teacher and so many great students too. I'm going to miss this class over the summer.
For anyone local, the class I take is at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. I've only ever taken classes with Marta so I can't vouch for other teachers, but she is fantastic!