Jenny Morgan is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her paintings are intriguing because of the contrast of her realistic faces compared to the abstract colors she uses to shade them. Many of her paintings are self-portraits, and all of them hold eye contact with the viewer.
Use abstract colors and ombre on the face below to create a Jenny Morgan inspired portrait.
This project is one of the virtual classes exploring women artists, hosted on Facebook Live from 1:30-2pm every Wednesday and Friday. Materials and instructions are posted here afterwards. Tune into the live classes to ask questions, give suggestions, and interact with other students who are stuck at home!
- Jenny Morgan handout
- something to draw with
- Ombre is the gradual blending of either one color to another or the same color from dark to light. Choose whether you want to use multiple colors or one color, and practice ombreing on a separate sheet of paper. To get the ombre effect, start by pressing down hard on the paper and slowly lighten pressure, then overlap the colors you are using and do the same for each color.
- Decide how you want to color the handout. Do you want to color in her face? Her hair? The background? The whole thing?
- Color in the handout.
- Share your work with Art Sphere using #loveartsphereinc on social media, and teach your friends and family about Jenny Morgan.