Male Portrait Oil Painting by Albin Veselka

The Complexities of Portraits from Life

Painting from life presents many unique challenges to artists, but also offers a whole host of benefits you won't get while painting from a static reference. In this clear and precise demonstration, Albin addresses some of the most common issues faced when painting a live reference for the first time and how its possible to work through the errors and correct course as you go. You'll see him change and tweak his piece as he takes a bearded man portrait from concept to finish. ( 4+ hours)
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Meet your instructor

Albin Veselka

Born in 1979 in Wyoming and living most of his life in Idaho, Albin's interest in art came at about six years old. He is very grateful to his parents who were instrumental in encouraging his interest and development in art even when resources were scarce.
Albin credits the knowledgeable and student oriented faculty of the BYUI art department for giving him "the tools all representational artist must have to open the door to communicating in the visual arts". Early in his career he also received direction which helped him break into the gallery scene while he was a college student. Since then he has continued in developing and have been blessed to receive recognition and honors that have aided his progress. 

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