Painting Explorations: Portraits ONLINE
In this online course we will use direct observation to build your portraiture skills, as well as be inspired by portraits in the AGO Collection. We’ll explore painting elements such as gesture, composition and colour and experiment with a range of watercolour painting techniques to develop an awareness of line, volume, form to create your own portrait paintings.
Terms and Conditions of Participation in Online Courses.
Participants must be 18 or older. Spots are limited. Some prior experience with the medium is recommended.
Students to supply their own materials.
Week 1: Slide show of portraits in the AGO Collection. Drawing from the model; placement of the facial features; painting on paper.
Week 2: Working from a master image. Painting on paper. Painting on canvas.
Week 3: Master copy, continued.
Week 4: Self-portrait or working from a photograph. Painting on paper; painting on canvas.
Week 5: Self-portrait treatments continued.
STUDENT MATERIAL LIST
Watercolour paints: ‘Artist or Professional’ quality paints tubes, 5 ml or 14 ml, brands recommended: Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Da Vinci, or Holbein. Colours:
Hansa Yellow or Aureolin
Winsor Red, (da Vinci Red or Turner Red or the equivalent of Cadmium Scarlet)
1 sheet Arches 140 lb Cold Press watercolour paper
round brushes in the following sizes: 12, 10, 8, 4
1” wash brush
Hinged palette, white watercolour palette of your choice
Pebeo (brand) drawing gum masking fluid 45 ml