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Portrait Painting in Oils with a Limited Palette

Organised By: Cordell Garfield

Event Information

  • Event Type: Workshop
  • Spaces: Spaces Available
  • Start Date: 24/06/2023
  • Event Time: 10:00 - 16:00

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This workshop is designed to help students understand colour mixing and design in portraiture using 2 limited colour palettes. These palettes are:

Zorn palette - White, Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Red

Temperature palette - White, Cadmium Orange and Ivory Black.

Students will be able to achieve realistic flesh tones and form through focussing on the key components of value, hue and chroma. Creating a portrait from a photograph, and following a step-by-step process, including setting out your mixing palette, Cordell's workshop will provide guidance and advice on painting your portrait. The process will cover:

Using ol paints

Measuring and mapping out key features from the portrait photograph

The importance of value, hue and chroma in creating portraits

Organisation of a limited colour palette and approach to painting

Cordell will provide painting demonstrations during the day, and supporting handouts as part of the workshop to explain the techniques involved. Suitable for beginners and improvers, you will create a portrait that you will be able to take away with you at the end of the workshop.

Cost - £65 if bringing your own materials / £75 if materials supplied by Cordell




Address: Yardley Arts Centre, The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings Northampton NN7 1EU