Learn how to create a quick painting of the human head in oil paint.

In this demonstration you will watch a study being made of the human head executed in oil paint to board. Understanding of form, creating and working with a palette and working within your limitations in your painting will be covered.

In this class you will learn:

  • Simplifying what you see and translating this to painting.

  • Creating a palette for oil painting.

  • Handling edges in you paint.

  • Working with your brush to create a variety of strokes.

  • Mark making techniques and reason.

  • Local and ambient light/color.

  • Direct painting.

Materials needed:

  • Canvas or gesso surface board
  • Oil or acrylic paint
  • Brushes
  • Walnut or linseed oil

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About the Instructor

Britt Snyder

Britt Snyder is currently represented through The Meyer Gallery in Park City, UT, Abend Gallery in Denver, CO and Smash Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Britt has exhibited his paintings in Arcadia Contemporary Galley, Sloane Merrill Gallery, Principle Gallery, Atelier Gallery, Fitchburg State University and Fountain Street Gallery.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Painting the Head with Britt Snyder

  • 1

    Video

  • 1.5

    Hours

Reviews

Amazing demo

Rachel Solimeno

Thank you so much! This was a fantastic opportunity to see your process and learn to keep the whole painting moving, keep the focus and simplify at the same ...

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Thank you so much! This was a fantastic opportunity to see your process and learn to keep the whole painting moving, keep the focus and simplify at the same time as capturing light and mood. I've been trying to learn how to paint in a looser style and found this invaluable.

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Amazing!

Mary Monson

Learned so much from Britt's oil painting style, techniques, color palette choices and more. Thank you.

Learned so much from Britt's oil painting style, techniques, color palette choices and more. Thank you.

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