TALÉTA 

COURSE OUTLINE

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.

 

Colour Mixing

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

 

OIL PAINTS:

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

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

 

  • Titanium White

  • Cadmium yellow

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Cadmium red medium

  • Permanent Red Purple

  • Alizarin Crimson or Burnt Carmine

  • Burnt Umber

  • Raw Umber

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Ivory Black

 

BRUSHES:

 

(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

 

PAINT MEDIUM:

 

  • Artist Turpentine/Solvent, odourless

  • Liquin Impasto Painting Medium

 

CANVAS:

 

One oil primed boxed canvas make sure it’s primed

50 X 60 cm

One canvas board A4

 

OTHER:

 

  • 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

  • Baby wipes

  • Paper towels

 

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.

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

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