Have you ever wondered how to paint a background that doesn't look out of place or messy, but works well with the person you're painting?
I want you to have a painting you can be proud of, that you can show your family, or maybe begin to paint commissioned art for others that will thrill them! Imagine what it would feel like to give your loved one a portrait painting you did as a gift...and be confident that because you painted it so well, they will cherish that gift for a lifetime!
In the "Paint Your First Amazing Acrylic Portrait" course, you will learn how to:
- Pick the right paints, brushes and mediums for the job
- Properly grid your reference photo and canvas to get the proportions right in your sketch
- Lay down the correct base colors, combining them to get the right mix, and then build up realistic skin tones, both in the shadows and highlights without getting it muddy.
- Use the Old Master's glazing technique to create smooth, even blends of color and value
- Capture a recognizable likeness and paint with just enough detail to make the portrait realistic and lifelike.
- Correctly varnish your portrait to enhance the appearance and protect it.
- And there is more!
Something that makes this course different than just about every other online painting course I've seen is that that you will get up to 2 personal critiques via email (at your request) for the first month after you enroll. (DOES NOT APPLY TO SELF-STUDY VERSION) This way, if you're stuck in a certain area in your painting, you're not just sitting there wondering what to do next. I'll show you the next step to take. Now...
Here's some feedback on Facebook from a local painting student that benefited from personal critique...
"Took a photo realism acrylics class, this is my first attempt at painting. Thank you Matt Philleo at Artisan Forge Studios for teaching me how to do this! — with Matt Philleo."
Matt Philleo Thanks for sharing this, Holly. This is a great painting for anyone to have created, but this is your FIRST acrylic painting, so wow, kudos to you! I hope you continue to create more...
Holly sure enjoyed learning how to paint her first acrylic portrait. I bet she also enjoyed all the wonderful feedback on her painting from her friends. :) And I'm sure this will be just the start of her painting adventures!
I know that you will enjoy increasing your skills and creating an incredible portrait in acrylic too.
Here's some feedback I've received from my students, just a few from dozens of emails...
I watched your recent videos with the highlights and it really helped not to use a paint-by-numbers approach where every color is put in place one piece here and one piece there. I colored the whole face with a skin tone and started to add the light with very thin layers and I liked how it turned out. So that (video) really helped.
Matt, Again, many thanks. I think what you’ve sent me is a good reminder I have to study the various subjects and Light before I dive right in! I almost always dive right in and just kind of paint quickly without a lot of steps in mind. I really appreciate you helping me see there should be more of a plan before diving in! Thanks Matt, I hope you have a good Thursday. Pam
Thanks so much for your detailed critique of my portrait sketch. I appreciate your wonderful insights which are very helpful. I will be incorporating them into my sketch. Of course I will give my approval in sharing your critique with the other students and I hope they will be as informative as they were for me. Thanks also for your advise re the hair I appreciate it and am sure I will need more before I am through. By the way the portrait is of my youngest sister Nina and her son Isiac. She is an accomplished artist and talked me into attempting painting as a hobby. I'm a retired engineer in my eighties.
To enroll, simply purchase the course on this page and fill in the appropriate information. After that, you are all set! You can immediately start watching the lessons and learn how to paint a portrait confidently.
Once enrolled, you will have lifetime access to all content in the course.
Originally, this course was taught live, but now all lectures have been recorded and you can play them back as much as you would like for as long as you'd like.
Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to the opportunity of teaching you!
P.S. If you feel that after taking the course, your portrait painting abilities haven't significantly improved, just email me within 30 days, and I'll see to it that you get a prompt refund. So, there's no risk to you. Enroll today and take your paintings to a new level!
Since 1993, Matt has been painting portraits in acrylic, both on commission and for exhibition at art shows. In the last few years, he has been teaching students locally and worldwide how to use their God-given gifts and create beautiful paintings they can be proud to show. Currently, he lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin with his wife and three children. When he's not painting or teaching, he enjoys spending time with God, his family, and enjoying nature.