Workshop on How to paint a portrait using a basic 4 colour Palette on 6 to 7 February 2017

Learn how to make use of Leonie's simple palette to create amazing variety. Develop value sensitivity, skills, and perfecting technical skills in order to create portraits that are deeply in tune with the human spirit. Leonie works individually with each participant to guide this process. [powr-countdown-timer id=43eb2c0f_1457960943712] Designed to introduce students to oil...
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Commonly asked Questions for beginner Artists

Do I really need to know how to draw? If you were to attend a university, you would spend a year or two learning to draw before you touched paint. Learning to draw correctly is part of teaching your eye and your hand to work together. How often have you wanted to draw something and then it looks totally different. Learning to simplify every image in basic shapes and drawing...
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How to give feedback and crit the work of fellow artists

One of the the most difficult things to do is to crit your fellow artists work, without offending or hurting their feelings. Here is some basic rules: 1. Use the love sandwich 2. remark on what is good 3. Highlight what can be made better 4. Give a solution to the problem 5. End on a high note of encouragement
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A quote from: Different strokes for different folks.

I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that artists only paint when the mood presents itself. That would be a luxury. Being a painter is my job and just like most jobs, I need to clock in and work whether I'm interested or not. That's where finding the key to motivation comes in. Do I wish. Speaking for myself, I'm motivated when I have direction. A project. And it usu...
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