Janne Robberstad

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portrait painting workshop finished

By spotogspindel | May 12, 2011

Well, as the title says, the portrait painting workshop at the teacher´s college finished today. It´s been such a fun project, and the students are really good! A lot of them claim not to have painted before, but they could have fooled me!

So here is an introduction to the past two weeks work (not all of them are finished, but you get a good idea). The students were to make an inspired, but personal version of a well-known artist from the past century.

Agnete is working on a portrait of Edvard Grieg in Braque´s very distinguished style.

And Hege is making a self-portrait in Matisse´s style. Isn´t cool that it really looks like her, even with the colors completely strange?

Same artist, same inspiration, different model. This is Henriette´s self-portrait in the making.

Helga´s self-portrait. Inspired by an artist I unfortunately don´t know the name of, (shame on me) but it´s very similar in style.

Another artist I don´t know the name of (more shame on me). Stine has painted her niese in ochres and olives.

This is Bob Dylan in Edvard Munch´s style.

This picture is kind of funny. Christian Krogh has a very naturalistic painting called “Old Woman”. Madeleine made a modern version of the old woman, but this time she used the so-called “Cat-woman” as a model, well-known for all her over-the-top plastic surgery, which has made her… well, not so pretty….

Laila is making a Munch-version of her friend.

And talking of Munch, Iselin is also inspired by him, but has put herself in the picture.

Kristin made her own version of this Picasso-painting. The long-necked lady has got her profile.

Another self-portrait, made by Marianne, this time Mogliani-style.

Frida Kahlo is also represented style-wise. This is Mona´s self-portrait with her pets in the making.

Last, but not least, Vibekke´s portrait is of her mother, painted in Lampika´s art deco-style.

Topics: arting, Diverse, workshops | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “portrait painting workshop finished”

  1. bjorgnin Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 22:54


    Mye spennende. Vi har hatt en tilsvarende oppgave kalt Stemningsfullt portrett – uten å la elevene bli inspirert av noen bestemt kunstnerstil.
    Har laga egen blogg for avdelingen stfglemmem.blogspot.com som nå er i ferd med på bli tatt i bruk!

    Ha go’ hælj ;:OD)

  2. andrew Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 05:07

    Greetings Janne! Ah so I am practicing my Hilsener Janne! Ah så jeg er praktisere min norsk som jeg har mine varme ull boardshorts på i dag så jeg føler meg som en norsk. Dette ser ut som en morsom workshop, spesielt med alle elevene er veldig fotogen. Jeg vil sette mitt navn ned for den neste:) (Og en etter en:)) Bedre holde som en hemmelighet!.

    Håper dagen din er full av arting. Min er full av forskrivning briller. Jeg lurer på hvordan dette vil oversette? 🙂

    Not badly actually. How is your new studio?

  3. spotogspindel Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 09:47

    Ha, ha, ha!!!
    How funny! You certainly do well in norsk!
    And you picked in up in such a short time!
    It must be the wool that has that effect on you! 🙂
    Have a nice day med å forskrive briller!

  4. collette Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 16:49

    wow, looks like a great workshop. There are some amazing portraits

  5. michelle Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 18:11

    these are absolutely awesome! you should teach a portrait workshop at artfest!!!