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LIVE PET PORTRAIT Demonstration and Class

"Rudy & Riley," 11"x14"x1, acrylics on cradled panel, commissioned portrait. HOWEVER, if you recognize these two, please please please keep it on the down low, as the portrait has not been yet gifted (the recipient is not on Facebook). inquiries can always come to me.

For years I have been asked to teach pet portraiture online. I mean years - probably a decade or so. You have been more than patient with me. Which is why I am so thrilled to finally announce that I am doing so!

May 18th at 7pm eastern I will begin Part 1 of a live demonstration of a pet portrait. I'm starting from the very beginning, building a composition that will look and feel like our subject, using the wonderful goofball Bean as our model. I plan to talk about reference photo curation, composition and design, then go into surface choice and preparation, blocking the painting in, and carry the mark-making until the piece is completed (or close enough that you all get the point). We will have a moderator to help manage q&a, and there will be multiple camera views facilitating a front row seat for all in attendance. Viewers can ask questions in real time, see how I work my palette, load my brush, and make marks on the surface, as though they are looking right over my shoulder. Part 1 will last about 2 hours, after which we will schedule a Part 2 (and so on), until we've covered all of my process and satisfied your curiousity.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for free. If you cannot attend the live session, you will be able to purchase and stream the event after the fact.

Full information, including a link to register, is here on my website.

Seating is limited to 100 students.

I have goosebumps over this. I have so missed demonstrating and painting with a group this last year. I cannot WAIT to bring the same sort of instructional experience my in person workshop students receive to an online platform.

Thanks for following along on my painting journey, and I hope to get to paint for you on the 18th!
Be well,
Fondly, Kim



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