In this intense two day workshop you will learn how to create a realistic facial portrait from the life model. Day one focuses on constructing a tonal underpainting, rendering a good foundation to build your portrait, strengthening your observational skills. Day two focuses on how to set out a basic oil colour palette for mixing skin tones, fine tuning colour observation skills and completing a portrait painting study using oils.
Materials & Equipment List
- Old Cotton Rags, (preferably white or light coloured)
- A4 or A3 size gesso primed Canvas
- Charcoal & charcoal pencils, Soft, medium & hard Oil paint colours, *Titanium white, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black – Yellow Ochre, cad red light, cad orange, alizarin crimson, cerulean Blue (hue), viridian or pthalo green, chromium oxide green, naples yellow.
- Odourless turps & jar with lid
- Windsor & Newton original liquin, small bottle, or stand oil
- Brushes, Hogs bristle rounds no. 0 1, 2, – 1 flat no 6 or 8 – small detail brushes synthetics ok, no. 000, 00, 0, 1, – Also a fan brush.
- Palette knife
- Paint palette or disposable palette – larger sized.
- Apron (optional)
I recommend Windsor & Newton or Art Spectrum brands are fine. (Colours will vary between brands)
If you have any questions regarding the materials used in this workshop please contact me.
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