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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Disposable or other palette
- Oil paints preferably, but not essentially, in the Artists artist’s quality range , in the following colours – or similar colours:
- Titanium White
Raw Sienna/ Yellow Ochre
French Ultramarine Blue
Naples Yellow / Naples Yellow Red
Paynes Grey/ any black
- Linseed oil
- Sans Odor or odourless white spirits (Italian Art shop, (021) 685-1877)
- Dishwashing liquid for washing brushes
- Small containers for the oil, e.g. cocktail jam jar with lids
- Palette knife for mixing colours
- Paper towel