After years of requests, we have converted Baumgaertner's original 12-tape video series into DVD format. This DVD includes an extra 45 minutes of bonus materials, clearer images and the ability to skip directly to chapters of interest.
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This professional video series by internationally acclaimed portrait artist Margaret Carter Baumgaertner covers every aspect of her portrait workshop. Ms. Baumgaertner will take you step-by-step through the creation of a portrait painting. This 12 part video series is broken down into 11 steps to follow to establish a strong, controlled, three dimensional, constructed and accurate representation of the model.
It's an inspirational journey beyond the canvas, where science, history and literature are as important as brush strokes in creating a classic portrait.
Tape 1 Drawing the Head: Step by step measuring of the head in ¾ view. Placement of the ¾ view of the head on the canvas. Instruction on "brush-sizing". Measuring the head of the model from a distance. Construction of the silhouette and shadow shape. 62 minutes
Tape 2 Drawing the Head in Profile: Step by step measuring of the head in profile. Placement of the head in profile on the canvas. Construction of the silhouette and shadow shapes. 36 minutes
Tape 3 Anatomical Planes of the Head: Dividing the silhouette of the head into planes based on the anatomical structure. Explains the location of these planes on a skull and shows them on the live model and on the drawing. Bindi, keystone, shoulder girdle, and salient points. 78 minutes
Tape 4 Lit and Shadow: Staining the Canvas. The importance of establishing definite light and shadow patterns. How to determine light and shadow areas. Determining the color of the light. 44 minutes
Tape 5 Paint and Palette, Materials Used: Setting up painting space. Easel, brushes, medium, and other materials used by the artist. Discussion of the colorist palette. Mixing flesh tones. 56 minutes
Tape 6 Massing in Three Values: Coordinating the composition of the painting. Working with only three values. Sculpting masses. Determining if your values are correct. 48 minutes
Tape 7: Color Correction: Determining the correct color. Changing the color in the mass without changing the value. Correcting "mud" and chalkiness. 46 minutes
Tape 8 Painting the Head in 3-Dimensions: Taking the painting of the head as three value puzzle pieces and making the head round. Painting an egg in lit and shadow. Cast shadows and slip shadows. Terminating edges. 31 minutes
Tape 9 Placing the Features: Dividing the 3-dimensional featureless head into planes based on the anatomical structure. Explains the location of these planes on a skull and shows then on the live model and on the painting. Salient points, donuts, poached eggs, bird wings, and rhythms. 90 minutes
Tape 10A Correcting Structure and Detail: Painting starts. How to apply the paint. Painting hair, eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. Portrait conventions. Learning from the masters. 92 minutes
Tape 10B Correcting Structure and Detail: 10 commitments to painting. History of portraiture. Making the painting absolutely accurate. 57 minutes
Tape 11 Finishing: Placing catch lights. Lost and found edges. Making areas of the portrait proceed and recede. Handling edges. Fixing major painting errors. How to prepare to become a professional portrait artist. 90 minutes