14″ x 17″
Pencil on Paper
- Portrait Painting Classes: at my studio (Artisan Forge Studios, 1106 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire, WI) on Mondays, 2-4 PM; Exact dates TBA
This course will benefit the beginner and advanced artist alike in learning how to paint incredibly realistic portraits of people you know, from photo and from life.
As a professional portrait artist, I will share my over 23 years of portrait painting experience with you, taking you on a step-by-step journey in portrait painting, by personally teaching, demonstrating, and critiquing so you have the skills you need to succeed.
My no-nonsense method will quickly elevate you from the most simple level of painting to advanced portraiture.
The best part?
You will walk away from the class with a great portrait that you will be proud to show. All materials, including paint, brushes and canvas are included. You supply the photo you want to paint from. Although this course is designed for adults, older children who are serious in learning how to draw may also participate.
To sign up, or if you have any questions, contact me.
- “Open Draw” Tuesdays 1-3pm, at my studio–Artisan Forge Studios
Learn how to draw by watching me at work. This will not be an active class session, with intensive instruction, but feel free to bring your own sketch pad and draw a still life or do a live portrait drawing from clothed models.
A fantastic way to spend the afternoon.
You will come away with a greater confidence in your drawing skills, and enjoy the company of fellow artists over a cup of coffee.
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I do Custom Fine Art Portraits from Your Photo.
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"I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands."
"Inscribed," Pencil on Paper, by Matt Philleo
One day, when I was discouraged I read a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah, 49:15-16, where it says, "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands." This verse brought such encouragement, that I created this original work of art to share the incredible love of God with others, including you!
Get a free 8 x 10 copy of this drawing that you can use to print, share, or as wallpaper!