Portrait Drawing Workshop 23-24 July

Cyril Coetzee 23-24 July 2016

Portraits: Achieving a Likeness

23-24 July 2016 (9:00-13:00) R1100,00

This workshop will help you to achieve accuracy in doing portraits of all kinds and in any style.

Bring good quality photographs shot in natural light (without the use of flash), in which there is a good range of tonal values. Ideally the photographs which you use should be printed in such a way that the head in the photo is half to two thirds of the size you are painting up to. You can even do inexpensive colour photocopy enlargements from smaller prints, but in that case bring the original photos along as well. Bring as long a ruler as you can, plus a pencil, eraser and ballpoint pen (any colour).

Portrait artist, Cyril Coetzee, will give guidelines for various alternative methods depending on your stylistic preferences.

R1100 – Payment secures your place on the course!

Payment to: CL Coetzee, Standard Bank, Braamfontein (004805),
Acc. No. 002290251, beneficiary reference: your name

Please send payment confirmation to cyrilcoetzee@worldonline.co.za.

Painting Materials:

Participants must bring provide their own materials. Easels and tables will be provided.  You may use Sans Odour, or odourless white spirits (Italian Artshop), or natural plant/ vegetable turpentine (Organic Zone) but no other solvent media. Liquin may be used moderately, in consultation with me, please.

Bring 1or more white canvasses (any size).

Following is a list of suggested materials, including the colours you may need:

  1. Disposable or other palette
  2. Oil paints preferably, but not essentially, in the Artists artist’s quality range , in the following colours – or similar colours:
  • Titanium White
  • Viridian Green
  • Sap Green
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Sienna/ Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Naples Yellow / Naples Yellow Red
  • Paynes Grey/ any black
  1. Linseed oil
  2. Sans Odor or odourless white spirits (Italian Art shop, (021) 685-1877)
  3. Dishwashing liquid for washing brushes
  4. Small containers for the oil, e.g. cocktail jam jar with lids
  5. Palette knife for mixing colours
  6. Paper towel



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