These Masterclasses are different from my Elemental class series (Rocks, Clouds… Ether etc). These are slo-o-o-o-o-o-w classes. We break it down to the minutest level and inspect every last detail - miniature painting is, after all, all about the detail. We’ll focus on a single hand in each class session, so that by the end of the course you’ll have completed a few hands. Seems like not much? It isn’t. It isn’t supposed to be - unlike the Elemental series where you are welcome to do a small corner, an in-depth study or a whole painting of your choosing, in these classes we will be honing our skills and diving very deeply into the minutiae of the miniature hands… a single subtle shift of a line can make a young hand old, or a commanding gesture friendly. These nuances are subtle and they take time. It’s almost the opposite of the Elemental series in that we are zooming in, via Zoom! - intensely on the lines and dots that make up a hand. Ideally, you will be painting with me - I will demonstrate, and you will follow along in the gaps between (colours need to dry, areas need to be burnished, intense rendering demands eye breaks etc) so I can offer help and advice along your journey. In many ways the polar opposite to my other classes, I’ll provide the reference image and we will paint the same hands for the whole duration. Each 2 hour session will build on the next, and we’ll just concentrate on completing a few good hands for the entire course. By taking it so extremely slowly, I do guarantee that wherever you are, whatever stage you are at with painting, you.will.get.better - as you must, by doing this deep practice with me. Join me in this small class and I’ll guide you in the slow meditative concentrated energy it takes to paint one of the hardest aspects of a figure - the hands. You’re in good hands!
As with the Faces, let's evolve this together. Look forward to hearing your thoughts!