Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink.
In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken.
Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.
- 2 sheets of hot pressed watercolor paper
- 2 sheets of cold pressed paper
- 2 sheets of Hahnmule Canson toned paper
- Windsor and Newton brushes: Philberts, rounds, and flats a variety of sizes
- Two cups for water
- Drawing board or masonite board
- Masking tape
- Acrylic paint
- Walnut ink
- India ink
- An extra brush in a variety of sizes and style for ink
- Watercolor palette
- Ink palette (small round palette)
Please use what you have first and you can always buy more when you need to.
You may choose to work with one medium and not buy everything on the list.
All of these materials can be purchased at Dick Blick or Artist and Craftsman.
Best brand for watercolor and gouache is Hohlbein
Colors for gouache: ultramarine blue, burnt umber, alizarin crimson,yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, terre verte, raw umber, ivory blavk, and titanium white.
Colors for watercolor: ultramarine blue, burnt umber, alizarin crimson,yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, terre verte, raw umber, ivory blavk, and titanium white.