In this two-day workshop, visiting artist, Nick Runge will teach students how to paint a portrait in watercolor. Nick will first demonstrate his approach and method while explaining the choices he makes, the intuition that he works with, and chances taken while painting a portrait. As students work on their own paintings, Nick will offer guidance, discussion, and instruction for each individual student as they paint. The instructor and students will be working from a photo reference. Students are encouraged to bring up to three of their own images from which to work.
There will be a one-hour lunch each day. Lunch is on your own.
Instructor: Nick Runge
About the instructor:
Born in 1985, artist Nick Runge grew up in Colorado. After working as an illustrator for years, he now focuses exclusively on fine art and personal work using oils and watercolor.
As a portrait/figurative painter, Nick works from life as well as photography, describing his art as something close to “abstracted realism”, with an objective of expressing as much of the realistic human element of life as possible through a limited and often simplified approach to his rendering or brushwork, giving an illusion of realism while, at the same time, breaking shapes and form down enough to balance with abstraction.