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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.

Commissioned Portraits

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.

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