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Advanced Portrait Painting


30 September – 16 December 2022 / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 Fridays / No half term break

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Allan Ramsay will help you to develop an understanding of the art of portrait painting in oils with the opportunity of exploring the long pose over several weeks. Drawing the head and figure will also enhance your understanding of relevant aspects of human anatomy. A previous knowledge of oil painting and figure painting is required.

30 September – 16 December 2022 / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 Fridays / No half term break

Tutor: Allan Ramsay
Course #: FR19

Materials List

Please bring these materials with you when you start the course:

Oil paints (artist’s range) 38ml tubes

Titanium white
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow pale
Venetian Red
Cadmium Red light
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber

Low odour thinners

Please only bring low odour thinners with you or buy from Heatherleys shop. For health and safety reasons we do not allow the use of white spirit or turpentine at Heatherleys.

• Brushes – can be bought in sets or individually. At least five brushes the width of each fingertip and two thin point brushes for drawing in paint. Brushes can be hog hair or nylon.
• Large tear-off or wooden palette
• Double dippers (to hold your solvent)
• Palette knife
• Kitchen roll / old rags
• You can buy canvas at Heatherleys for your first project. Your tutor will discuss canvas with you.

• Purified Linseed Oil
• Apron


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