Oil Painting Portraits

Learn to Paint Portraits and Achieve a Good Likeness

Can I Really Learn to Paint Portraits?

Learning to paint portraits is a common interest, but also often a feared subject. However, like any subject in oil painting, the foundations are the key. Drawing is particularly important, as a good degree of competence in this is required to achieve a portrait that has a likeness.

Painting portraits does tend to be a little more complicated due to the intricate structure of facial features and the level of technique required. It therefore may take a little more patience to learn to paint portraits, but it can be learned with sufficient practice and taken one step at a time.

During the portrait painting lessons you can learn to achieve a likeness, paint facial details and gain certainty and experience in tackling this very rewarding subject.

To What Level Can I Take My Portrait Painting Technique?

Portraiture can be covered during lessons on any of the methods of oil painting, including layered oil painting in which technique can be taken to a high level so as to achieve intense realism in portraits.

Courses in Which Portrait Painting is Taught

Examples of student portraits (click to enlarge):

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