In this course, Lucy Maddox will guide learners in a structured course detailing the steps to painting the figure from life. Beginning from loose gestural and tonal studies to detailed portraits, students will understand the process to create lifelike paintings of the human body.
Working with live models during the course, the course will cover skills such as different ways to begin a painting, limited and extended colour palettes, accurate sighting and measuring, and capturing likeness in a portrait.
Students are welcome to work in either acrylics or oils. However, we will utilise safe painting practices - please refrain from bringing or using solvents (including turpentine) or toxic mediums. Non-toxic mediums are welcome.
Lucy will also offer a painting the portrait short course in Term 2 where you can extend these skills.
Any surface is fine (canvas, canvas board, oil sketch paper etc), along with a palette or disposable palette paper.
For the first week, bring at least a blue, brown and Titanium White (ideally Payne’s Grey and Burnt Sienna, though other possibilties like Raw Umber/Burnt Umber and Ultramarine/Cobalt blue are also good).
For later weeks, you will need:
Vermilion (or Cadmium Red)
Quinacridone or Alizarin Crimson
Azo/Nickel Azo/Indian Yellow
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