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Painting the Grandkids
Painting the Grandkids

Sat, Jan 28



Painting the Grandkids

Learn how to paint a portrait of your grandchild, child, niece, or nephew from internationally-renowned portrait artist David Goatley.

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Time & Location

Jan 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. PST – Jan 29, 2023, 4:00 p.m. PST

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

Painting children has its own unique challenges. The proportions of the face alter considerably from babyhood to teens, and their delicate beauty can be tough to capture. David created this new workshop specifically for those many folks he's encountered in his 30 plus years of teaching portraiture who have wanted to depict their own children or grandchildren. Students will bring a selection of 8x10 photographs of their grandchild, niece, nephew, or child that they would like to paint, and David will show them how to approach working from these images to create a painting to be proud of.

Recommended Materials List (You May Work in Oil or Acrylic, as Per Your Preference):

  • A free-standing easel
  • A palette (the largest paper tear-off palettes are good)
  • Pots for medium
  • Quick Dry Medium (for water-soluble oil)
  • Water-soluble oil paints or acrylic paints (your preference): Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian Green, Raw Umber, Ivory Black, Light red or Terra Rosa
  • Suitable brushes - hogs hair or synthetics – from a good small (size 2) brush up to a large brush (about an inch across). Also, a small round brush for fine detail.
  • A stick or two of willow charcoal
  • Supports (canvases, boards, etc.): 2 at 16”x20” panels or similar


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