Here’s the thing:
If you’re an artist — or you aspire to be one — there are THREE CRITICAL reasons you should be painting self-portraits right now.
Reason #1: You have a model who’s available anytime!
There’s no need to spend $15-$30 an hour for models to sit for you for countless hours while you learn and experiment when all you need is a mirror…
Reason #2: It’s a PROVEN path to painting mastery.
The best painters throughout history have painted themselves over and over again, because mastery comes from practice, and from great instruction.
Rembrandt used self-portraiture as a learning tool and produced a lifetime of self-portraits.
The truth is that this is a time-honored way to practice working with light, shadow, form, color, and all the features of a living subject.
And since you’re working with the same subject over time (yourself), you’re able to learn faster and see better results on the canvas!
Plus, you don’t need to be in a hurry because you’re always available to pose when you’re ready to paint.
Reason #3: It’s enjoyable and historically important!
Let’s face it: Painting should be a joyful process, where you can fully let go and embrace the act of creation without time constraints or fear of judgment.
With self-portraits, it’s just you, your paint, a mirror, and an unlimited world of possibility.
Plus, art historians are grateful for self-portraits done at every stage of an artist’s life, not only preserving the artist's look at the time, but documenting their path and their style.
So here’s the $64,000 question:
Won’t it take years of grueling study and mountains of paint and canvas before you get the process down?
But having the right instructor will make a world of difference in your progress.
We consider it our job to find you the right teachers to help you take your painting to the next levels at the right time.
And that’s exactly what we’ve done.