Value Woman Portraits Sketch Oil Painting Waterhouse by Michael Malm

Importance of Value in Portraits

As Michael puts it: "Value does all the work, but color gets all the credit!" While the strongest paintings may not have a million colors dancing around the canvas, they always have strong value patterns. Follow through a series of tutorials on the principles that underlie value patterns and how they relate to certain shapes. In our final demo, Michael, will demonstrate painting a head, simulating 3D form, edgework, and monochrome color. (3 + hours)
  • Michael Malm

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Meet your instructor

Michael Malm

Michael lives in the beautiful Cache Valley of northern Utah with his wife, Juanita, and their four children. The surrounding rural communities and setting provide backdrops for his figure paintings and inspiration for his landscapes. His serious study began under Del Parson at Dixie College where he completed his associate’s degree. He then went on to Southern Utah University where he had the opportunity to study with Perry Stewart, and completed his formal education at Utah State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree studying under Glen Edwards. Workshops have also played an important part of his development studying with such master painters as Richard Schmid, Burton Silverman, Daniel Gerhartz, Quang Ho, Ron Hicks, Michael Workman, and Jim Norton.

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