Painting Pet Portraits • Oil
$249
Painting Pet Portraits • Oil

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

7160 Fisher St SE

Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

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Fun & Intensive Painting Workshop:

  • January 14 & 15, 2017
    Time: 10am-4pm
$249

Students will work from photographs to paint a portrait of an animal or pet horse, cat, dog - your choice. NOTE: If you wish to paint your own pet, your photo must be sent to me in advance and pre-approved. Otherwise, I will provide photos. There will be discussion on how to photograph for best use in painting, and the class will be set up in such a way that you will be able to paint your own pet portrait later using the techniques we learn.

  • You can choose to work in either acrylic or oil.

You will learn how to capture a likeness, paint in a realistic style, incorporate the image into a background that works with the painting. If you choose, you can work on a different portrait in the Sunday session, or if your desire is for more detail, you can complete the first one. Specific techniques will include drawing correct proportions, painting fur and other textures, working with light and shadow, incorporating backgrounds, and more.

Art Instructor Bio - Adeline Halverson

Adeline Halvorson knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. In her rural upbringing, animals, especially horses, played a very important role. Her entire working life has been dedicated to her art career. Through experimentation, endless reading and hours of practice, she continually hones her techniques in acrylic or oil.

She spends most of her time researching and creating the paintings she markets to a growing group of collectors. She enjoys the variety of diverse subjects - floral, still life, dogs, or a childhood scene, and most often, her favorite equine subject matter. Years of riding and grooming horses has given Halvorson a knowledge of anatomy and muscle movement that her painting skills bring to life on the canvas. The shapes and movement of muscle, variety and texture of harness and trappings, as well as the horse and its interaction with its human counterparts provide endless artistic inspiration for one who grew up with a love for one of the world’s most beautiful animals.



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