Inside the Portrait

The human face is something we see every day. We are really good at telling one face from another.

Why then are they so difficult to draw or paint?


How do artists paint the human face?

In this lecture Peter will paint a portrait and explain the processes that western artists have developed to paint the most familiar object in our daily life.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with the Pearl Earring - Vermeer (Peter Inglis)