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Portrait Painting Master Class in Oils with Marie Mansfield

Course overview

This master class style workshop is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their painting skills. The focus of this two day workshop is ‘tone’ as it relates to portrait painting. Marie Mansfield has developed a strong reputation for her tonalist portrait, landscape and still life paintings and in this workshop she will share her knowledge and skills with students. Gaining a solid understanding of tone is a vital ingredient to improving your painting. With a good understanding of tone you can bring atmosphere and mood into your paintings, whether it be still life, portraiture or landscape. You will learn to observe tone and be introduced to a method of mixing colours tonally and paint a portrait study.

In 2016 Marie was a finalist in the Archibald Prize with her painting of fellow New Zealander Euan Macleod (pictured). She is a regular finalist in the Moran Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Black Swan Portrait Prize and Mosman Art Prizes

_image credit Euan by Marie Mansfield, 2016 Archibald Finalist _

Is this course right for me?

Prior experience with oil painting is assumed

Materials

Please bring the following:

  • Palette
  • Palette Knife
  • 2-3 Canvas boards or canvas 10x12"inch or larger (10x14" or 12x16") whatever feels comfortable.
  • Your brushes
  • Odourless Solvent (solvent MUST be odourless).
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Oil Paints. Bring what you have. Marie’s recommended colour palette is: Titanium White or Zinc White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, yellow ochre, (Spectrum) Vermilion. Other colours could include: Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue (hue will do), Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow or whatever you have.
  • Optional to prepare the boards: Acrylic Paint – White, Raw Umber

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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