Friday Portraits - Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

Friday Portraits - Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Portraiture is compelling, interesting, and commonly considered one of the most difficult aspects of oil painting. However, when employing practical steps and technique, portrait painting can be a very rewarding activity.

This course will cover the fundamentals of portrait painting such as proportion, skin tone as well as general oil painting techniques to give students confidence and knowledge to portray the human face in oils. During classes we will discuss the work of some of the best portrait artists - Rembrandt, Sargent, Raphael as well as contemporary artists working in Australia.

Jackson welcomes all levels of oil painting experience and will guide students through various painting exercises and personal projects.

This is an opportunity to learn about oil painting and to celebrate the rich and dynamic history of portraiture.

Materials List

Canvas or board, portrait format

Linseed oil or alkyd mediums: Galkyd, Liquin etc.
Stand oil
Odourless Artist’s Turpentine

Titanium White
Zinc White
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Black (ivory/lamp/vine)
Yellow ochre
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow
Alizarin Red 
*Cadmium can be substituted for spectrum or equivalent. 
**please bring any that you already have.

Any that you already own
Round sizes, bristle
At least one small fine-tipped brush, sizes 0 or 00.

Jars with lids
Paper & drawing materials

Terms & Conditions
Please choose carefully as fees are non-refundable. Refunds of course fees will only be given if the course is cancelled or a place is not available in the course.

Payment of course fees implies that you have read and agree to the WAC Terms & Conditions.

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