This class offers an exploration of using acrylics for portraits with an emphasis on realism. Experience the wide versatility of acrylic paints and mediums working from color photographs. Flesh tone mixing and painting instruction will develop your skills with opaque, transparent, and impasto methods. Painting experience helpful.
Liquetex Heavy or Soft Body 2 oz. Tubed Acrylics: available individually or as a set.
1 Liquetex Complete Classic Studio Acrylic Set includes: Burnt Sienna, Napthol Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Medium Azo, Yellow Oxide, Phthalo Green, Titanium White and Ivory Black.
1 Liquetex Designer Soft Body Tube Set includes: Quincridone Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Titanium White and Ivory Black.
1 Liquitex Primary Colors Mixing Set #103202 2 US fl.oz. (Acra Crimson, Yellow Light Hansa, Phthalo Blue, Titanium White.)
1 Liquitex Primary Colors Mixing Set #103203 2 US fl.oz. (Above colors + transparent Titanium White and Ivory Black.)
The bare essentials for painting: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Medium, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Raw Sienna, Mars Black/Ivory Black, Titanium White.
Other brands of acrylic paints are also suitable. Heavy body paint is especially suitable for impasto effects (textured, raised strokes or palette knife painting).
Acrylic brushes work best. Flats ½”-1 ½ ”. Rounds #4, #6, #10. 1” and 2” cheap Chinese bristle brushes from hardware stores also work well. Loew Cornell White Nylon multi-purpose brush set: # 656 or # 2046 or #2115 work well
At least 3 brushes: ¼” Nylon filbert, ½” Nylon Bright, and #10 Nylon Round.
A covered plastic palette is ideal. Any flat container with a lid will work.
Canson or Loew-Cornell disposable paper palette 9”X12” approx. or roll of waxed paper. Alternatively, disposable Styrofoam dinner plates work well.
1 cold press Canson or Jack Richeson or Strathmore watercolor paper pad, 90 lb.
Canson, Frederix, or Strathmore canvassette (imitation canvas paper) pad 9” X 12”.
This is the most logical choice.
You will need:
Large container to wash brushes and 2 plastic cups (yogurt) for use as water containers.
1 roll of drafting (not masking) tape if using watercolor paper; otherwise masking tape is OK/ 1 2H drawing pencil/ 1 kneaded eraser.