Karen Patton Studios
View a Slide show of the Portrait Painting Process of
Renowned Portrait Artist Karen Patton
Follow along to see how this portrait evolved starting with an email from a loving father
who wanted a portrait done of “an event that never happened” except in his heart.
The email stated that, ”Of course, there is no picture”.
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Instructional "How to Paint" Videos
You're in the right place if you are looking to improve your
portrait painting skills. I offer the most complete series of Oil
Portrait Painting Videos. You will find something here for you, whether
a beginner or advanced portrait artist. See which of my 20 instructional videos you would like to begin with.
"Mastering Portraits in Oil" Book
"Mastering Portraits in Oil" is a great text book from start to
finish. You are given simple methods for studying the planes of the
face, mixing lovely flesh tones, and capturing the likeness. A great
resource for beginner to advanced portrait painters. More details...
Workshops and Studio Classes
Feel you need some more personalized art instruction? Would you like
to join me at a one of my "how to paint in oils" workshops or attend a
local Studio Art Class? Find the upcoming dates and
locations for our learn to paint workshops nearest you!
I have taught portrait painting in my studio since 1965. In addition
to on-going painting classes in my studio, I travel extensively across
the United States offering Portrait Workshops in a number of different
locations. These painting workshops vary in length from 4 to 5 days.
Class size is small and instruction is individualized.
In addition to teaching portrait techniques around the country in my
art workshops and on my how to paint video for use in your home, I have
been painting commission portraits for more than 30 years.