Term 3 – Portrait Painting in Oils (Mon 6.00pm)

Term 3 – Portrait Painting in Oils (Mon 6.00pm)

$345.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Rebecca Hastings

Mon 24 Jul – Mon 28 Aug  6.00pm – 9.00pm 

Level – Intermediate

This course is suitable for beginners who have completed Introduction to Oil Painting and/or Oil Painting Fundamentals (or equivalent). Students will work from their own photographic reference to complete a realistic portrait employing an indirect (layered) painting approach. The course includes instruction on preparing the ground, the initial tonal underpainting, and building the surface through successive layers. There will be practical demonstrations as well as individual instruction.

Please Note – Participants will be required to bring along a selection of portrait photographs for consideration. These should clearly depict the head and shoulders, and be printed to A4 in both colour and black and white. Images should be good quality (not blurry) showing contrasting tonal values, that is a varied mix of light and shaded areas around the face. Photographs which show detail in the shadowed areas, but which are not too exposed in the lighter areas will be suitable.

Materials required:
Acrylic Paint:
Burnt Sienna

Oil Paint:
Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Gamblin Flake White Replacement, Mars Black, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow.

Round synthetic bristle brush size 0
Flat or Bright synthetic bristle brushes sizes 2, 4, 6, 8.
At least one Filbert synthetic bristle brush in a size 4 or 6.
Mont Marte Gesso Brush Set 3pk
(An approximation of these brush sizes will be suitable.)

In addition to these materials, students are encouraged to bring along any special colours or brushes they already have.

Odourless solvent 500mls (Langridge Low Toxic Solvent or Langridge Solvent 75 recommended).
Langridge Low Toxic Underpainting Medium 100 ml
Langridge Low Toxic Painting Medium 100 ml
Langridge Distilled Gum Turpentine 100ml

1-2 sheets A3 oil sketch/canvas paper (a larger sheet cut to size is also acceptable).
One 16”x 20” (40 x 50cm) stretched canvas

2 glass lidded jars
Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner 250mls (or a similar brush soap for cleaning and conditioning brushes)
A3 disposable palette
A small-medium palette knife
2 small-medium glass jars with lids
A HB graphite pencil
1 stick willow charcoal
A5 Art Journal
Soft t-shirt or cotton rags
Glad Wrap (or equivalent cling film)
3 or 4 Jar or milk bottle lids (washed)
1 Plastic tub such as a margarine container (washed)
1 sheet each of fine and medium sandpaper
Masking tape

For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email mail@centralartistsupplies.au

Rebecca Hastings is a mid-career South Australian artist working from her home studio in the Adelaide Hills. Hastings holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) and a Master of Visual Art (Research). Awards and grants include Art SA Project grants, and a UniSA Graduate Research Travel and Research Support Scholarship enabling a research residency in Japan in 2017. Her work has been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Prize 2015 (National Portrait Gallery, London), and a Finalist in a range of significant art prizes, including the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2021), the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (2012), the Sulman prize (2014 and 2015), and the Archibald prize (2014). Hastings has exhibited widely, with work held in collections nationally and internationally.

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