Paul Leveille portrait painting

Paul Leveille

Expressive Portraits in Watercolor, Oil, or Pastel

June 25 - July 1, 2017

Medium: Watercolor, Oil, or Pastel

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

Paul is author of Drawing Expressive Portraits, Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil, and Painting Expressive Portraits in Pastel. He teaches workshops and classes in portrait painting nationwide and is one of New England’s top portrait artists.

Paul executes individual portrait demonstrations in each medium during the first 3 days of class. Concentrating on the big light and dark shapes, rather than line, Paul reveals a step-by-step approach to achieving a dynamic portrait. Work from the model in the medium you choose, as Paul offers individual guidance and instruction at your easel. Paul stresses many starts rather than finished portraits, so you can develop the skills of seeing values, design, and color. You can then build on these concepts using your own techniques.

Models will be used each day and there is a $74 model fee for this workshop.


In a five-day workshop, I like to start by meeting with the class to explain the upcoming week’s format and answer any questions that students may have. It is important also to have this time to put students at ease and to remind them that although we will work hard, this week should be exhilarating and fun!

I will conduct three demonstrations using a live model during the first three afternoons of the week (oil, pastel, and watercolor). These demonstrations last about 2 ½ to 3 hours each. At all other times, students will be drawing or painting from models. During these times, I will work individually with students at their easels. A typical day runs from 9:00-4:00 with 1 hour for lunch.

Paul is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA. and paints the portraits of distinguished clients, both nationally and internationally and is also member of many national art associations.

In addition to his portrait commissions, Paul teaches workshops around the country and in his studio in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He has produced three videos/DVD’s and is the author of three books.

Paul has also been featured in American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Pastel Artist International, and had a watercolor demonstration featured in American Artist Watercolor Magazine.

Paul Leveille portrait painting
Paul Leveille portrait painting
Paul Leveille portrait painting
Paul Leveille portrait painting

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