IF YOU LACK CONFIDENCE WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING COLOUR AND SHAPING FORM THIS WORKSHOP VOULD GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR EFFORTS IN THE FUTURE
Taléta will go over 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 of your palette reflects the quality of work. Taléta will show you how to set up an maintain an orderly palette to avoid mental clutter.
The most important part of colour mixing is understanding colour. Taléta will explain the principles of colour and complementary colour.
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.
Taléta will cover a simplified form of measuring to avoid those costly mistakes further down the line.
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.
Once everything is set its time to put in the detail.
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.
The studio is equipped with easels
These are the paint colours that we will use on our pallets.
All Oils must be regular artist oil ….not water-soluble
Cadmium red medium
Permanent Red Purple
Alizarin Crimson or Burnt Carmine
(BRING WHAT YOU HAVE!)
Brushes I prefer flat #0,1,2,4,6,8,10,12, 14
Small brushes round #4
Pallet knife for mixing
Soft colour pencil - brown watercolour pencil works best
Artist Turpentine/Solvent, odourless
Liquin Impasto Painting Medium
One oil primed boxed canvas make sure it’s primed
50 X 60 cm
One canvas board A4
Reference material, you'll need 2 prints one black and white the other full coloured
A Palette – Either a glass palette, (Glass in a photo frame, works well) or a hand-held wooden type (…or whatever you prefer). Please avoid overly dark or white palettes. If you prefer the disposable sheet type of palette then please buy the grey type. If your palette is clear plastic then please tape a piece of warm-grey paper to the bottom.
Cup for your turps
Plastic bag for trash
You will have the option of using paint in the studio at a discounted offer.
OFFER DOES NOT INCLUDE BRUSHES.
If you need affordable high-quality brushes that will last forever then click on the SHOP link.
NOTE choose the LONG HANDLED BRUSHES
Sizes 0,1,2,4,6,8,10,12, 14 are a good starting range.
PHOTO REFERENCE FOR PORTRAIT OF FIGURE:
PHOTO REFERENCE SHOULD SHOW THE STRUCTURE OF THE FACE WITHOUT HAVING WASHED OUT AREAS (LARGE SOLID WHITE AREAS)
ONE LIGHT SOURCE IS PREFERABLE BUT NOT NECESSARY.