Painting or Drawing the Portrait
January 27 @ 1:30 pm – March 3 @ 5:30 pm
This course covers the basic elements of portraiture: composition, mood, gesture, form, structure and features. Models are clothed. Instruction in painting will cover features and how to achieve beautiful skin tones. Supply lists are provided through the links below. Model fees are extra, paid directly to the instructor the first day of class. Snow days or possible scheduling conflicts may extend the class schedule.
About the Instructor
Awards and rewards have been plentiful since Jill turned to art as a second career in 2003. They include a First Place in the 2018 Telluride Plein Air Quick Draw (and Top Seller at that event), Best of Show in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition (out of 1440 entries), Best in Show at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s (CLWAC) Members Exhibition in NYC, three Best of Show awards at the Art League, an Honorable Mention of Artistic Excellence at Salon International, a Certificate of Merit in Oils at the Salmagundi Club’s Non-Member Exhibition, three memorial awards at the CLWAC Annual Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club, three-time finalist in the Artists’ Magazine’s Annual Art Competition, First Place in Paint Herndon! and two Best of Shows at artReston. She was twice awarded Strauss Fellowship grants by the Arts council of Fairfax County. Her work was featured on the cover of élan Magazine in January 2015, April 2011 and May 2006. Jill was featured as an Artist to Watch in Southwest Art Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Her paintings have also appeared in American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Washington Post, Virginia Living, Spaces Magazine and VivaTysons. Tied for all those awards are the joy of seeing students thrive and new owners start (or continue) the journey of enjoying living with her art everyday. Read more about Jill here.