continuing with the class at the Royal Art Society, with the same sitter this week we started again with short 1 & 2 minute hed studies, followed by a longer drawing and then painting, this time I did a couple of watercolour studies on different types of paper.
for my art lesson at the Royal Art Society I had the model do some 3 minute poses with her head in different positions which I think is good practice for drawing the structure of the head without concentrating too much on detail, as well as being a good warm up!
Then we did longer pencil study before moving on to a painting pose. Some wanted to delve into watercolour this week while some of the class concentrated on charcoal drawing and oil painting.
from today's portrait session at the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop, an A3 oil and an A3 Watercolour
I have started a term teaching a portrait class at the Royal Art Society in North Sydney on Wednesday afternoons 1.30-4.30pm
Not being academically trained or having attended any art schools my approach will be more 'What they don't tell you in Art School!' than a formal academic approach, and the goal of the course will be to enjoy the experience of developing and improving individual skills and confidence in the art of Portraiture.
The principle medium used will be oil paints but the course won't be limited to one particular method or style and the intent will be to build competence, confidence and originality in being able to portray a likeness in a variety of mediums and methods, and will be aimed at developing confidence to paint 'alla prima' with short poses but will also include developing a more finished result over longer poses.
We got off to slightly disorganized start, orienting myself to the way things work there, we had a volunteer model step in from another group for a short time... next week should run a little smoother, and some of the participants are keen to explore other mediums like watercolour next week.
Artist living in the Hawkesbury area