Portrait & Nude Oil Painting Workshop 30 May - 3rd June - Dianne Heesom-Green
Stone Fish Studio is proud to host Andries Gouws in another of his excellent oil painting workshops
Painting the Face and Figure
From Monday 30th of May, this five day workshop addresses the following common issues facing the artist. Andries in his own unique style helps individual painters with particular areas, improving skills and extending his/her painting techniques.
“Because many of the issues here do not relate specifically to colour, this workshop includes quite a bit of drawing. Some people even choose to stick to drawing, and not do any painting at all during this workshop. As always, I won’t impose my own vision of how one should paint, but respond to each individual way of working.
However, we will also attend to some issues, with which many people have difficulty. These include:
- Mastering tonality.
- Capturing three dimensionality.
I’ll discuss the classical approach to the volumes of the body, found for instance in most classical Greek sculpture. (Conceiving the face and body as consisting entirely of convex shapes)
- Common errors or problems such as:
Misunderstanding the shape of: the skull, eyes and eyebrows, nose, mouth; the neck and how it relates to the spine. (We tend to separate the thing named from the whole of which it is a part, perhaps because we have separate words for “nose”, “mouth”, “neck”, etc.)
… how one paints the hair and how one paints the rest
… how one paints the face and how one paints the body, or clothes
… how one paints the face and body, and how one paints ‘the background’.”
There will be live models included in course fee. On the first two days we use a clothed model, focusing on the face; though participants need not limit themselves to the face, neck and shoulders. On the last three days we use a nude model.
Lunch each day is also included.
Booking is essential. Please phone Di on 082 8248917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Price per person R3 200
Date: 30th May – 3rd June
Once a 50% deposit has secured your place, further details on materials, accommodation, times etc. will follow.
Hope to see you here!