Join artist Micah Ganske and learn expert tips for painting portraits in acrylic. Whether you're new to the medium or a veteran painter, you'll build the skills to create compelling likenesses that tell a story about your subject. You'll start with the basics of choosing a photo, transferring the image to canvas and building a portrait with glazes. Ganske explains the many layers of acrylic in an intimate environment as he demonstrates how to build a painting from the underpainting to the finishing touches. With a crisp, over-the-shoulder view of Ganske's work, you'll gain thorough insight into how an accomplished painter moves and constructs an image.
Meet your instructor, Micah Ganske, and learn how to set up and get started.
Choose and apply your background paint, transfer your photo onto canvas, and sketch in the details you'll need before painting.
Ganske shows you how to create an underpainting with your acrylics, adding detail and defining various sections as you go.
Taking your work a step further, you'll mix and apply the midtones to your painting, resulting in a finished underpainting.
Your creativity will be sparked as you mix and apply colors to start the overpainting of your work, paying careful attention to laying in lights.
Ganske walks you through the process of building up your overpainting, laying in shadows and adding beautiful details.
Bring the background to life, continue to refine details and revisit areas to add complexity and dimension.
Put a polished glow on your painting as you add carefully placed highlights and opaque paint to add subtle changes to color and light.
"Love the format of the class. Being able to attend at my convenience (time and location) is great. Micah, hope you'll come up with some more classes!"