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Old Master Oil Painting | Replicate a Titian portrait with Jackson Davies

This workshop involves recreating a portrait by Venetian Renaissance artist Titian using historically accurate methods and materials where possible. Jackson will give a brief talk on Titian’s career, painting techniques and materials. The painting will be divided into stages and Jackson will assist in helping students throughout the entire project.

Workshop Delivery

This workshop will take place across 2 days, with a break over the week to allow time for the painting to dry before doing more work on it.

What students will learn

Students will:

  • Learn the techniques of historical Venetian painting
  • Gain an understanding of one of Titian’s greatest works
  • Develop oil painting skills and practice

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for those who have had experience in oil painting

Material List


  • Canvas or board, portrait format (Primed in a light grey)


  • Linseed oil
  • Stand Oil
  • Artists’ Turpentine/white spirits (or Alkyd mediums: Galkyd, Liquin etc.)

Colours required:

  • Titanium White
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • Black (ivory/lamp/vine)
  • Yellow ochre
  • Ultramarine
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Alizarin Red
  • Note: Cadmium can be substituted for spectrum or equivalent.


  • Bring along any that you already own
  • Recommended round sizes: 2,4,6,8,12
  • At least one small fine-tipped brush sizes 0 or 00.


  • Jars
  • Palette
  • Rags

Use Your NSW Discover Voucher

This class is eligible for the NSW Discover Voucher so you can save $25 on your total cost. To book with your Discover Voucher, simply use our online form in the link below or book over the phone. Please ensure you have your voucher in the form of a PDF ready when you book (this would have been emailed to you by Service NSW).

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