Introduction to Painting the Portrait

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

0117 2980819
[email protected]

Wednesday 14 August 2019 – Friday 16 August 2019
Admission Fee: 240
Booking essential
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This three day workshop is ideal for beginner and intermediate painters who would like to gain experience in painting the portrait from life in oil paint. No experience is necessary – there is a maximum of 8 participants and the tutor will customise the course according to your individual needs.
In this workshop you will create a life-size head and shoulders colour portrait.
You will learn:
  • How to create a portrait from start to finish
  • The importance of gesture and anatomy in portraiture
  • How to create an underdrawing / raw umber wipe-out
  • The principals of colour mixing
  • How to create a colour study
  • The importance and principals of drawing, values, edges and colour
  • Which brushes, paints and mediums to use, when
This course is taught by Lizet Dingemans

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