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Heartfelt Expressions: “Proportion, Key to Likeness” Live Model – Workshop

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Proportion: the Key to Likeness

In this 3-hour oil portrait workshop, we will discuss some basic principles first, followed by supervised work in monochrome from the model. Working from dark to light in large to small planes, we will discover the unique character of the sitter.


oil color: dark such as Burnt Umber / Burnt Sienna

canvas or panel at least 16 x 20”

brushes: large flat plus small round

rags (better tool than paper towels)

odorless mineral spirits

sketchbook / notebook

Lisa Fricker was painting portraits from life at the age of 16 – at a theme park! Short poses served as an introduction to life drawing and unexplored media. After this trial by fire, she attended art school in her native Nashville, continuing at Paier College of Art in Connecticut. She left behind a scholarship to hone her skills as a classical pianist, but was later awarded a painting scholarship to the Scottsdale Artists’ School, to study with Bettina Steinke.

She has portrayed 92 inductees for the Astronaut Hall of Heroes at Kennedy Space Center, CEOs, a Senator – and many children. She has also been commissioned by a dozen health care centers from Oregon to Florida, including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Published in The Best of Portrait PaintingThe Best of Flower Painting 2 and Painting More Creatively (North Light Books), her works have been featured in Pastel Journal and Pastel Artist International magazines.

Lisa is recognized as a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and Pastel Society of America, among others. With eight solo shows to her credit, she also participates in juried exhibitions such as Women Painting Women, at museums and galleries. Her works are held in hundreds of private and corporate collections, among them the American Cancer Society.

For more of Lisa’s paintings, please visit: http://www.lisafricker.com/Site_2/Home.html

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