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MASTERCLASS FACES 10 Innocence of Youth

The cultural and geographical zones of faces in miniature painting

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These Masterclasses are different from my Elemental class series (Rocks, Clouds… Ether etc). These are slo-o-o-o-o-o-w classes. We break it down to the minutest level and inspect every last detail - miniature painting is, after all, all about the detail. We’ll focus on a single face in each course, so that by the end of the course you’ll have completed one face. Seems like not much? It isn’t. It isn’t supposed to be - unlike the Elemental series where you are welcome to do a small corner, an in-depth study or a whole painting of your choosing, in these classes we will be honing our skills and diving very deeply into the minutiae of the miniature faces, ie. the quirks of a nose, the many lines that make up hair, beards, brows… a single subtle shift of a line can make a young nose old, or a quizzical eye angry. These nuances are subtle and they take time. It’s almost the opposite of the Elemental series in that we are zooming in, via Zoom! - intensely on the lines and dots that make up a face. Ideally, you will be painting with me - I will demonstrate, and you will follow along in the gaps between (colours need to dry, areas need to be burnished, intense rendering demands eye breaks etc) so I can offer help and advice along your journey. In many ways the polar opposite to my other classes, I’ll provide the reference image and we will paint the same face for the whole duration in these classes. Each 2 hour session will build on the next, and we’ll just concentrate on completing this single face for the entire course. By taking it so extremely slowly, I do guarantee that wherever you are, whatever stage you are at with painting, you.will.get.better - as you must, by doing this deep practice with me. If man (humankind) is the measure of all things, then the face is the measure of a miniature. Join me in this small class and I’ll guide you in the slow meditative concentrated energy it takes to paint the epitome of miniature painting - the human face. Here’s the rest of 2021: Faces: Ages & stages SEPTEMBER Childhood OCTOBER Youth - the innocence of youth; the beautiful young lady holds a beautiful white lotus, possibly symbolising her purity. There are other ladies holding flowers, we'll get onto those (one has a more worldly glance and her flower is pink); this one really does look young and virginal somehow. Pink and malachite too! NOVEMBER Adulthood DECEMBER Old age More info on Forum - watch out for princesses to come! Forum link in main menu


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