ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
On this morning session you will be shown how to paint a small animal such as a mouse or a rabbit with acrylic paint. Working from a photograph you will be taught how to paint fur, eyes, ears and noses, producing one painting no bigger than A4. Ideal for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.
Please bring with you:
Surface to paint on: either Acrylic paper, canvas or canvas board or Watercolour paper 140lb ‘Not’ (cold pressed) surface (standard Bockingford is ideal), at least ¼ imperial (11 x 15 inches) or A3. If bringing a sheet then you will need a board to tape it to (not necessary if bringing a pad)
Paint: Acrylic tubes or pots – Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Titanium white, I recommend Daler Rowney System 3 or Winsor Newton Galleria
Brushes: Acrylic brushes vary in size depending on manufacturer, so a size 8 from one manufacturer could be a completely different size in another so I have given sizes as the width of the group of hairs on the brush: 1 x ¼ inch wide round acrylic or oil painting brush, 1 x size 4 and 2 round watercolour brush, 1 x palette knife
Other materials: Palette to mix paint on such as a tear off paper palette or a few paper plates, tissues or rag, 2B pencil, water container, an old shirt to wear when painting.
You are welcome to bring other tools and materials such as different colours, paper, brushes etc. that you are familiar with.
About the Tutor: Jonathan Newey