Working from life, as well as photographic references, students will learn basics of portrait painting.
Working from life, as well as photographic references, students will learn basics of portrait painting. Basic ideas about the human head, various approaches by past and present artists, and various issues associated with portraiture will be discussed, as well as logistical information about color relationships, paint application and methods. Projects will include more traditional approaches as well as more contemporary and experimental approaches.
See materials list below.
Limit 15 students, ages 16and up.
Materials Student should have:
· Various hog hair brushes-flats, bristles rounds. 1-2 one-inch brushes, 1-2 half-inch brushes. Natural and synthetic hair brushes are fine with acrylic paints.
· Acrylic paints: black and white, burnt umber, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, venetian red (or indian red, english red, persian red) (other earth colors are good as well), ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow (hue), cad red (hue),a green. Cadmium red light and cadmium yellow are recommended. Artist or professional grade paints are better performing than student or economy grade.
· Acrylic glazing medium.
· Painting supports - any of the following: canvas paper, canvas board, stretched canvas(16x20 to 18x24). 3-5 should suffice. Durable paper is a potential alternative.
· Jars or cans for water to cleans brushes.
· Paper, plastic or glass palette for mixing colors.
· Optional: sealable plastic cups to keep mixed colors from drying. I find these work best:https://www.schoolspecialty.com/paint-storage-container-407715
· Optional: palette knife for mixing paint