Weekend Portrait Painting Workshop 17/18 September (Cancelled)

Cyril Coetzee portrait painting 13-14 August

Portraits: Paint from a Model without fear!

Two clothed models will be posed together, one male & one female – paint one or both

 17 & 18 September 2016 (9:00-13:00) R1300,00
(includes model fee)

This workshop will help you to achieve accuracy and a sense of the sitter’s presence in doing portraits of all kinds, working from life.

The focus of the workshop is on developing the various skills a needed to tackle a portrait from a live model: line, tonal values, colour, texture and brushwork.

Cyril will give guidelines for various alternative methods depending on your stylistic preferences.

R1300,00 – 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. Chairs and tables will be provided. Please bring your own free-standing easel. If you are not able to, please let me know.

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 Cyril, 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




About Chris Hall

Novelist, story writer, writer of just about anything for anyone!
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