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Portrait Painting With a Live Model
Portrait Painting With a Live Model

Sat, Apr 09



Portrait Painting With a Live Model

Learn how to paint a portrait of a live, clothed model from internationally-renowned portrait artist David Goatley.

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Time & Location

Apr 09, 2022, 10:00 a.m. PDT – Apr 10, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PDT

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

About the Event

Working from a live, clothed model, we will explore the basic proportions of the head; drawing convincing features; using tone to describe form and structure; and all that goes into making a lively, engaging portrait. Working alla-prima, we’ll begin in black and white paint to help us grasp tonal concepts. We will progress the second day to colour, beginning with a demonstration and discussion of media, colour palette, and colour mixing. Students will then work on a head and shoulders colour study. With clear step-by-step, hands-on instructions, a wealth of technical tips, continuous demonstrations, and personal instruction at each student’s easel, David will show students how to approach the challenges of portraiture with confidence. Questions are encouraged at every stage.

Recommended Materials List:

  • 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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