John Thamm is a portrait artist and resides in Spokane, Washington, United States with his wife, Kathy. He created a show and book titled: "50 Portraits of Veterans and Their Stories." Go to his blogsite to view the book and paintings. Farbi Flora hosted a week long Portrait Masterclass workshop with John Thamm from April 30-May 4, 2012. www.farbiflora.de. The workshop took place on the beautiful estate-Gut Burig about 30 minutes from Berlin, Germany. The students, both artists and teachers, came from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium--a rich diversity of language and culture. It was an honor for John to be able to teach this workshop and offer his techniques that included: learning to map the human head; layering oil paint to create the darks; creating the highlights by "Wiping Out" the paint with a rag; and adding color to complete the flesh tones, hair and clothing.