WITH JOE MORZUCH
Five weekly meetings
March 5, 2022
ONLINE WORKSHOP. Painting one’s reflected likeness is a strange and wonderful experience. It requires focus, patience, and the courage to look deeply at and within. With this workshop, participants will investigate the technical and conceptual challenges of painting self-portrait heads from direct observation. Referencing the work of historical and contemporary painters, participants will complete multiple works over the course of 5 weeks, guided by specific prompts and/or formal limitations. Each subsequent exercise will advance the concerns addressed the week before, resulting in an accumulated understanding of the complexities of painting a self-portrait from direct observation. Topics covered will include: the general structure and proportions of the human head, light, shadow, and tonality, form simplification and planar analysis, color temperature and intensity, and an exploration of various painting implements.
Workshop will be held on Zoom, and work will be shared on Padlet.