Video Archive: Appetizers-single session classes on Serious Subjects – Smile Like You Mean It! with Susan Blackwood


for any medium, style or subject matter, from Realistic to Impressionistic or Abstract paintings

Appetizers is Susan’s new, single-session series on how to raise your paintings to the next level with successful concepts and principles.  Each class will feature a new topic.  These classes are for any medium and all styles of painting, from loose to tight, traditional to abstract.

I have designed a series of mini classes, one session each on an interesting painting principle, condensed for easy “consumption”. 

SPECIAL BONUS – Also included: I will give each participant one personal critique during the week after this class ends.  You have the option to send an image of one of your paintings or a reference image for a future painting.

This topic is Smile Like You Mean It!:

How do you paint smiles for portraits- and by the way, how do the nose, the chin, and the eyes get involved in those smiles? Smiles are hard for artists to paint, but they don’t need to be. This class will explore the parts of smiles that will bring you success in your portraits.

And by the way, if you missed one of Susan’s earlier classes, you can always experience them through our Video Archives