2017 Table-Tableau, Burgundy.
In the 5 day course I will teach how to paint a portrait. Explaining my method and showing the mixing of the flesh tones. I will also discuss the importance of the knowledge of human anatomy, composition, sketching and photography, preparing the canvas and the palette. The spoken language will be Dutch and/or English, German, Spanish.
For 2017 we decided to do three weeks of workshops. This is due to the ever increasing interest and the limited number of students.
First week: June 19- June 23
Second week: June 26-June 30
Third week: July 03- July 07
Some experience in portrait painting is required.
Prices, entry and more information: http://workshopsinfrance.org/portrait-painting/
What to bring?
For the students of the summer courses 2017: Here is the list of materials. But do feel free to bring the materials that you normally use!
We can provide photo-material for 3 portraits, although experience has shown us that most people prefer to use their own. The photographs must satisfy a number of requirements: it is advisable to use simple lighting. For example, indoors, the subject should be positioned diagonally opposite to a window. Using artificial light it is important that the tone of the photo is not too yellow or too purple and not too pale. Preferably no "flash snaps".
The prints must have the format in which it is going to be painted, at least A4 size. Very important: the print must be of good quality. If the size is a problem, then it is a good idea to get a black and white enlargement from the copy-shop. In the course we will use the tracing method to transfer the drawing on the canvas. Please look carefully at the first part of this video.
- raw siena
- ivory black
- ultramarine blue (light or dark)
- cerulean blue
- viridian green
- permanent yellowish green light
- chromium oxide green
- alizarin crimson or permanent madder
- burnt umber
- burnt sienna
- cadmium orange
- venetian red
- cadmium red light
- cadmium red deep
- yellow ochre
- raw sienna
- cadmium yellow light
- titanium white
- Standard painting medium.
- Polyester fibres, Filbert or Cat's tongue no´s. 8, 10, 12. (Kunststof kattetong )
- Polyester fibres, Round, pointed no´s. 6 (for the highlights) (Kunststof rond)
- Bristle, Filbert or Cat's tongue no´s. 6, 10, 12, 16, 20. (Varkenshaar kattetong))
4 x stretched linen canvas or canvas board. 30 x 40 cm approximately. (good quality!) Please apply at home three extra layers of gesso, although the manufacturer says that the canvas has already been primed!
See here how I prepare the canvas myself.
- At least 5 sheets of transparant paper A3 or 10 sheets A4
- White spirit to rinse the brushes.
- A roll of kitchen paper.
- 1 Normal pencil HB or 2B
- 1 red colour pencil. No watercolour pencil!
- Palette knife