The Contemporary Portrait with Ruth Shively

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The Contemporary Portrait

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Teacher: Ruth Shively

J. Kirk RichardsMeet Ruth

This Course

  • Access: Instant
  • Teacher Interaction: Self-study
  • 2 Hours of Content
  • 8 Lessons
  • 32.00
  • Techniques: Portraits, Oils, Gouache, Sketching
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Downloadable Videos: Yes
  • Closed Captions: Yes (English)

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Course Description

A portrait class using expressionist colors and a unique way of using oils and acrylic Gouache to create portraits your way.


As a self taught painter I use my own technique to create colorful and expressive portraits, wanting the student to feel free and not constrained to a specific painting technique.

Techniques Taught in this Course

  • Portrait painting
  • Sketching
  • Breaking down a face
  • Working with oil paints
  • Working with acrylic gouache paints
  • Color mixing

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