Adrian Gottlieb - Classical Portrait Oil Painting from Life
The Barn at The River House in Ben Lomond, CA
March 21, 22, 23, 24, 2023
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10 am to 5 pm
Painter and portraitist, Adrian Gottlieb, offers instruction in painting the portrait, beginning with a drawing, blocking in the colors, and modeling the forms in order to achieve a likeness and sense of light and color. Gottlieb will cover the canons of proportions and head construction, and will cover medium, color theory, color mixing and palette organization. Long poses are essential to the accomplishment of fully finished paintings; therefore, the model will return each day to pose in the same position, while students work alongside the instructor for the full four sessions.
Easels and drop clothes are provided. You are welcome to bring your own portable easel. The model will be well lighted.
The River House is a private estate with a retreat-like natural environment. Your host, Gabriel Coke, lives on the property and he will welcome you before and during your visit. Our studio is the rustic and spacious new barn. The property is a botanical treasure beside the redwood forested San Lorenzo River.
After you register, please communicate with Gabriel about the location, a materials list, and about either commuting to the property, or about reserving accommodations nearby. The property is two minutes from downtown Ben Lomond and five minutes from Felton. Hotels, AirB&Bs and Bed&Breakfasts are plentiful in the area.
Please bring a lunch so that you may stay on the property all day. Local restaurants, breweries and music venues are excellent for dining and entertainment. Santa Cruz is about 15 minutes away.
March in Ben Lomond has lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 50s and mid 60s. Expect rain or sunny fair weather. Please dress accordingly.
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Workshops are nonrefundable. They are transferable if postponed and rescheduled. If a workshop is cancelled a full refund is given.