Portrait Painting (Oils) (Model)
Thursday 25 May 2017
Explore portrait painting in oils, but this time with a life model (dressed). After a short warm-up we will use one pose only and work on that all day. We go through initial setup, blocking in, and working into details and we will touch upon all topics that come along during the painting process. I will paint along with you, while explaining the various stages of an alla prima (painted in one go) oil portrait. We will discuss colour choices, brush marks, colour mixing, drawing, shapes and likeness.
The kitchen has limited space: there is room for 2 students using table easels and around 2 small floor easels and a model. Feel free to bring your own small floor easel if you have one (let me know), but I can provide one for you as well.
! No turps or solvents! Please do not bring any toxic solvents as we would like to keep the air clean. We have our lunch in the same small space. We can wipe clean brushes on kitchen roll.
Please do not bring too much as space is limited. Kitchen towelling, pencils and paper will be supplied where needed. If you have any questions about the materials or the workhop, feel free to ask!