The Portrait Practice painting course makes painting fun and easy!
Avoid overthinking & overworking the painting
And how to address mistakes and corrections - and handle your emotions
& so much more
Move quickly through the painting process
Mix skin tone ranges properly
Loosen up your brush strokes
Start from the bare bones with a loose outline drawing - no pressure!
Ok, let's all laugh together. But really, it can be! In the Portrait Practice course, I'll show you exactly how to:
Make educated decisions when placing paint on the surface
I'm a fine artist, live wedding painter and contemporary portraitist. I am a wife, a mother, a leader and small business owner, and a mentor for artists.
Experience has taught me a lot of lessons about having a service-based fine art business, and I want to share that knowledge with you.
You and I have a lot in common. We are artists, working tirelessly to find the connection, the sweet spot, between what we want to create, and what our clients want from us.
After finding this sweet spot for my art business years ago, it has become my passionate mission to help you build the dynamic, profitable and sustainable fine art business you desire, by propelling your painting style development, business acumen, and artistic brand.
It would be an honor and a joy to become a part of your creative journey.
I am still working through my own creative and professional journey, so I don't know everything, and I won't pretend to, but years of experience has taught me many lessons, and if you could trust me to share those with you with an open heart, you will pick up a few tricks, and you WILL see progress in your painting techniques.
You and I are so similar. We are lifelong students of our craft, constantly growing and adapting. Very aware with each new discovery that there will always be more to learn.
This is why I created this course: I wish I had this course years ago. I wish I had the knowledge and resources and guided path to painting better and faster years ago.
I worked through the process of painting a portrait, and then a smaller one, then an even smaller one, and made all the notes and points that I could think of, and I put them into this course. For you.
You're already a talented artist with a so much potential within you. You've created beautiful things, and your work will continue to improve with practice.
This course will be the catalyst for your development, the moment you begin implementing these practices in your portrait paintings.
The Portrait Practice will include my personal painting supply list, direct links to easily purchase materials, and step-by-step guide to how I prepare to paint portraits in the studio and in a live painting scenario.
So, this course is not a rebellion against good painting practice. I feel like that needs to be said. The goal is not to have you rush through a painting to finish in record speed. In fact, while you're working through these paintings with me, you'll find that you are more deliberate with your brush strokes, not necessarily faster at painting them.
The Portrait Practice is a refresher on why (and how) focusing on the practice of blocking in values before detail work is beneficial to your art practice.
This practice will effectively accelerate your painting process, and help you to arrive to a finished painting that you will love and your client will die for.
You're a custom artist who does commissions, and while requests like pet paintings take no time at all, classic portraits take foreverrrr to finish and so you hate doing them.
When you're painting, you often get stuck on the face, unable to capture the likeness from the reference photo, and you tend to overwork the details.
You compare yourself (your talent, your paintings and general business success) to other artists, and struggle with a lack of confidence.
This course is for you if these problems sound familiar:
Is this course for portrait artists? Yes. But is it really for live wedding and event painters? Also yes.
Ok, fellow wedding painters, this one's for you.
You're going to take a break from stressing out about the work that you have to do, and will get to enjoy a calm, uplifting and captivating video series, at the bare minimum.
That video series will have you so inspired and motivated that you will fly through your first portrait sketch, then another, then another.
As you see improvement in your practice work, your confidence rises, and you start promoting yourself and getting more portrait orders/booking more painting gigs.
Your client's will be thrilled with their paintings, you'll be filled with pride in your work, and then before you know it, you have a booming, profitable art business.
Listen. When you sign up for this course, this is what's gonna happen:
At least, that's what happened to me when I started implementing the practices taught in the course. Except, I didn't have this lovely course to learn from, I spent years learning this stuff. Imagine what your creative practice and financial success could look like if you got a head start?
"Look no further for an art course. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to perspective, proportions, and color. She explains her tips and tricks clearly with a ton of passion!"
As a professional artist myself, Stephanie’s skill and knowledge on color, lighting, and perspective is unmatched. She is the first person I go to for artistic advice as her instruction is always helpful, efficient, and precise. In short, she’s the real deal and I cannot recommend her expertise enough!
Lucky for you, this course magically speaks to each of these levels, and more. Whether you're a hobbyist painter who wants to paint portraits for fun, or a professional who wants to elevate her portrait style and charge more for her work, the Portrait Practice is the course for you.
Enrollment is currently closed. Join the waitlist to be contacted immediately when doors open again next spring.
You're a flourishing live wedding painter who wants to improve speed & efficiency and realism.
You're trying your hand at live wedding painting, and want to know how to paint tiny faces with detail.
You're an established artist and want to become more selective with your commissions and focus on elevating your portrait work.
You're a brand new full-time artist, and you want to know the quickest and most effective path toward financial stability and abundance.
Painting is a delightful hobby, and you want to learn how to paint faces.
So, where are you in your artist journey?
Get the free guide that shows you exactly how to mix your own mid-range skin tone paint color, and then how to use that base to expertly create the full spectrum of skin colors.
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