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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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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How to paint like Willem de Kooning

After Jackson Pollock, de Kooning was the most prominent and celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters. Although he established his reputation with a series of entirely abstract pictures, he felt a strong pull towards traditional subjects and would eventually become most famous for his pictures of women, which he painted in spells throughout his life. Later he turned to...
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Colors that dance together, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna

Earth's only Natural harmonies It is simply not true that restricting the palette to earth colours only makes for dull brown paintings. • Yellow Ochre • Terra Cotta • Red Ochre • Raw and Burnt Sienna • Raw and Burnt Umber • Green Earth • Mars Violet • Venetian Red and Indian Red • Various dusky rose and bluish greys • Off whites The 2 colour pick The colours t...
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