Lessons with Kari Rajkumar, Spring 2019

I’ve had the great pleasure of having four lessons with Kari Rajkumar, from Paris IL, this spring (Feb, March, May and June). She is an accomplished artist in oil portraits. I first saw her paintings on display in Terre Haute last fall and knew right away that I’d like to learn from her.

We decided to delay starting lessons until after Christmas. It worked out best for her to come to my home, which was very convenient for me! We worked on a copy of a portrait by John Singer Sargent, each working on our own painting. She instructed and described processes as we went along in the 3 hour lessons.

I learnt so much great information about oil paintings and portraits in particular. I also benefitted from applying those to my other paintings, which Kari would then critique for me. That was really helpful.

This was the progress after the first lesson. The lesson was mainly about facial structure, lighting and skin tones. Rather a ghostly look!
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One thought on “Lessons with Kari Rajkumar, Spring 2019

  1. This looks just ’up your street’, learning whilst you paint, am so glad you are so enjoying the lessons, would like to see a finished product?! Hilary so enjoyed her course but says she’s painted a load of rubbish since! Would not be wonderful if one day you both could go on a course together? For my bit of creativity and art I’ve crocheted rather dull squares together with bright red wool to make quite a handsome blanket for the homeless – I think it could be a masculine accquistion, often wonder who receives these blankets and how long they stay in their possession? Much love, Mum xx

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