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Painting Large Faces in Watercolour with Cherry Hood | 3 days

David by Cherry Hood

Course Overview

The methods used by Archibald Prize Winner Cherry Hood are not conventional or traditional watercolour techniques. In this workshop, Cherry demonstrates how she makes her large-scale watercolour paintings of faces and then guides participants in creating their own images (from photographs) in her style. Cherry will guide students through preparation of colours, drawing of the image, and paint application.

What to expect

Cherry will

  • share her simple scaling up technique which in allows artists to overcome the foreshortening and distortion which can occur in larger paintings. Cherry’s scaling technique enables painters to get the proportions of a face and position the features correct.
  • assist each participant with their individual needs encouraging them to make an amazing painting rather than a copy of a face. To make a very good painting is a better goal than to make a true likeness.
  • inspire students to really go for it with large brushes and very watery paint. Loose painting, pouring wash from containers and moving the paint around without the use of a brush, even hands are used sometimes, the aim is a great painting rather than a likeness!

Students usually achieve at least two very good paintings by the end of the workshop.

Is this course right for me?

This workshop is recommended for students with some experience with drawing and/or watercolours.

Materials list

So you can get the most benefit from attending one of Cherry’s workshops you will need particular art materials. Please read the information in the attachment carefully as the materials required are quite specific.

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

Course testimonials:

  • I learnt so much

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