Advanced Portrait Painting
On this advanced oil painting course you’ll develop an understanding of the art of portrait painting.
Explore the process of painting a long poses in oils over several weeks.
Enhance your understanding of relevant aspects of human anatomy through drawing the head and figure.
A previous knowledge of oil painting and figure painting is required.
13 January – 31 March 2023 / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 Fridays / No half term break
Tutor: Allan Ramsay
Course #: FR19
Please bring these materials with you when you start the course:
There are generally 2 kinds of oil paint “artist quality “ which is recommended for a more experienced painter.
Other paint is better suited for those who are just beginning
Heatherleys sells an excellent range of mid -priced good quality oil paint.
- Titanium white
- Yellow ochre
- Lemon yellow
- Cadmium yellow pale
- Light red or venetian red
- Cadmium red
- Alizarin crimson
- Ultramarine blue
- Raw umber
- Ivory black
There are generally 2 kinds of brushes for oil paint; nylon /synthetic brushes and hog hair brushes. A range of sizes are required.
- Long flats or long filberts are recommended. Short flats re not recommended.
- A pointed brush for detail
- Long handles are preferable
“tear off” paper palettes are very useful
Low odour thinners . Availlable from the Heatherleys shop
Mandatory in all the classes
- Dippers – Dippers are small tins approx 4cm in diameter. Used to hold thinners
- Palette knife
- A palette knife in shape of a trowel is best recommended
Canvas or canvas board to paint upon is required
An apron or old shirt is always useful