TALÉTA 

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COURSE OUTLINE

IF YOU LACK CONFIDENCE WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING COLOUR AND SHAPING FORM THIS WORKSHOP WOULD GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR EFFORTS IN THE FUTURE

 

Taléta will go over the variables of painting a good portrait, starting with the basics.

She will teach the application of the painting medium as she uses it. We move fast and cover a LOT of material in a short amount of time. Note-taking is highly recommended. 

Organising the palette

How to organise your palette reflects the quality of work.  Taléta will show you how to set up and maintain an orderly palette to avoid mental clutter.

 

Colour Mixing

The most important part of colour mixing is understanding colour.  Taléta will explain the principles of colour and the complementary colour.

 

 Drawing 

You will learn the most efficient method of beginning a portrait.  Knowing what is unnecessary can save you a lot of time during this stage.

 

Measuring

Taléta will cover a simplified form of measuring to avoid those costly mistakes further down the line.

 

Seeing 

Heading straight for detail can be an irresistible temptation.  It is tricky for many beginners.  It will be advantageous to be taken through the process and being shown how to set everything up before adding detail.

 

Finishing

Once everything is set it's time to put in the detail.

 

Outcomes:

  • Full-Colour Palette:  Set up and controlling the chroma of intense colours

  • Colour Theory:  The difference between warm and cool colour, how colours react to each other.

  • Complementary Colours:  How and why they work together.  The influence of surrounding colour.

  • Colours of the face:  How to see and emphasise the colour in the face.

  • Form: How to get a form so that you create an exact likeness.

Equipment

The studio is equipped with easels and pallets and medium cups

 

OIL PAINTS:

These are the paint colours that we will use on our pallets.

All Oils must be regular artist oil ….not water-soluble

If using student paints please use Gre

 

  1.  Titanium white

  2.  Cadmium yellow light

  3.  Yellow ochre

  4. Cadmium red medium

  5. Burnt sienna

  6. Alizarin crimson

  7. Burnt umber

  8.  Raw umber

  9.  Ultramarine deep

  10.  Ivory black

 

BRUSHES:

 

(BRING WHAT YOU HAVE!)

  • Brushes  I prefer flat #4,6,8,10,12, 14  prime art R130

  • Small brushes round  for detail #0 - #2

  • Pallet knife for mixing

  • light brown creta watercolour pencil -

 

PAINT MEDIUM:

 

  • Artist Turpentine/Solvent, odourless 

  • linseed oil 

 

CANVAS:

 (You can order these from me. I need your canvas order at least two weeks in advance)

One primed boxed canvas,  make sure it’s primed with gesso.

40 x 50- cm R260.00

One canvas board A4 - R100.00

 

OTHER:

 

  • Reference material,  you'll need 2 prints one black and white the other full coloured - A3 Size

  • Cup for your turps ( old peanut butter/ jam bottle works well)

  • Baby wipes

  • Paper towels

 

 

Should you wish to buy the products, visit our shop to find the full list in one place.