Mike Mahon Portrait Painting Workshop

Mike Mahon Portrait Painting Workshop

Develop your skills in portrait painting & drawing that most fascinating subject … the human face.
During the workshop you will work from a live model and photos. Along with Mike’s demonstrations, you will learn drawing, proportion, and observation skills that will bring your portraits to life.

Instruction will include demonstrations, PowerPoint Presentations, and much personal attention.

Some things you will learn:

  • Basic structure and proportions of the head
  • How to map & measure features from life
  • Exercises that will improve rendering any pose
  • Why drawing faces can be easier than landscapes
  • How to begin your portrait to insure success
  • How to pose models and use lighting
  • How to color correct for poor lighting situations
  • Professional commercial art techniques for controlling your drawing quality and accuracy

This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced artists, as much of the information and techniques will be new to all.

Contact Name:
Mike Mahon

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Contact Phone:


$375.00. Receive 10% off when you sign up with a friend


Mike Mahon has received many awards and honors for his portrait work around the country, including multiple Best of Show and 1st Place awards for his portraits and figures. He was a featured artist in the book, “100 Ways to Paint People and Figures” published in 2004 by International Artist Magazine.

Mike has been a professional artist for over 40 years and is an associate member of the Portrait Society of America, and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM), Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM), and the American Plains Artist (APA). Mike has been teaching workshops for over 15 years and regularly receives rave reviews for his teaching skills and workshop effectiveness. You can see Mike’s work and more information at his website at http://www.mmahon.com.


“The most valuable things I learned in this portrait workshop were the discipline of measurement, going from discipline of measuring to a beautiful painterly looseness.
*Excellent teaching style
*Laid back, but disciplined
*Lots of good practice and excellent demonstrations which made a good balance.”
— Carol Snelson, Amarillo, Texas


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April 2, 2014

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