Noah Layne

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oil Portrait Painting Class

My next oil portrait painting class starts April 6th and runs weekly until May 25th 7 classes, no class Easter Sunday April 20th. All the info is here on my classes webpage.

Right now there is one maybe two spaces still left in the class. Drop me an email if you are interested in this class or have any questions.

Class poster

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Portrait Drawing Workshop in Vancouver/Coquitlam BC

This has been postponed until the fall, sign-up for my email newsletter to be kept up to date!

I'm teaching a portrait drawing workshop in Vancouver/Coquitlam, BC. March 29th and 30th.
Check it out here! 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My demo painting from my last oil portrait painting class

My last 7 week portrait painting wrapped up last week. My next one starts April 6th, there is still some space in the class. All the info for the next class is here.  

I paint alongside my students in these classes. I start each class with a short 30 minute demo and then help students and paint on my demo painting time allowing. By working alongside my students they get to see how my painting develops and how I solve different things in my painting.

Here are photos of my demo at the end of each week.

Week One. We worked on drawing, getting the contour and major form and cast shadows

Week Two. After transferring the drawing to a toned canvas we started to block in the local color using a full palette of colors

Week Three. Here we started to finish small areas by carefully observing the way light falls and wraps around forms. I managed to get the nose to eye to cheek painted.

Week Four. Conditioning to model the form

Week Five. Finished the ear and blocked in the color of the hair.

Week Six. Finished the hair.

Week Seven. Finished the sweater and finished the painting!