For the students of the summer courses 2020.
Here is the list of materials. But do feel free to bring materials that you normally use!
Experience has shown us that most people prefer to use their own pictures. The photographs must satisfy a number of requirements: it is advisable to use simple lighting. Preferably indoors. The subject should be positioned diagonally opposite to a window. When 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: GLOSSY PAPER. If the size is a problem, then it is a good idea to get a black and white enlargement from the copyshop.
Note: You must bring 4 different photos (4 different portraits).
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: https://youtu.be/NfTSHecqjOk
Ultramarine Blue (light or dark)
Permanent Yellowish Green light
Chromium Oxide Green
Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Madder
Terra Rosa (Winsor & Newton)
Cadmium Red light
Cadmium Red deep
Cadmium Yellow light
Standard painting medium. (E.G. Talens Painting Medium 083 )
● Polyester fibres, Filbert or Cat’s tongue no ́s. 8, 10, 12.
● Polyester fibres, Round, pointed no ́s. 6 (for the highlights)
● Bristle, Filbert or Cat’s tongue no ́s. 6, 10, 12, 16, 20.
4 x stretched linen canvas or canvas board. 30 x 40 cm approximately (good quality!).
Canvas Panel Board is perfect also.
Please apply at home three extra layers of gesso, although the manufacturer says that the canvas has already been primed!
● At least 5 sheets of transparent paper A3 or 10 sheets A4
● Odorless white spirit to rinse the brushes. (EG Gambol Odorless Mineral Spirits)
● A roll of kitchen paper
● 1 Normal pencil HB or 2B 1 red colour pencil. No watercolour pencil
● Palette knife
For those traveling by plane: Do not bring liquids such as turpentine, white spirit or medium. That will be available on the workshop.
Fill in the registration form to participate in this workshop.