This class is the third part of a 3 part series on different aspects of portrait painting. In particular I will be going over in depth my skin pallet and how I apply the paint. I will also be demonstrating how to paint tulle. We will be working on a specific portrait from a previous class, but new students can use my skin pallet to paint any portrait. This is a light skin pallet.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. A short tutorial will be given prior to the live class starting.
Students will have access to watch recorded session for 7-days.
So, keep in mind you do NOT need to buy everything on this list. This is what I have in my paint box. I do not use every color on every painting, but I like to have a variety of colors to choose from.
The brands I prefer are Michael Harding, Old Holland, Windsor Newton, and Sennelier. These are professional grade paints and can be pretty expensive.
Gamblin and Rembrandt brand paints are also decent.
Whatever brand you do choose, do not buy student grade paint. Especially WINTON brand! The reason it is called “student” paint is that it has less pigment to oil ratio. This will be a headache to you, and even though they might be less expensive to purchase, you will end up using more paint, thus saving no money in the long run.
Titanium white (Large size)
Yellow Ochre Pale
Naples Yellow Pale
Cadmium Yellow Light
Gamblin odorless mineral spirits
Damar varnish (Windsor Newton)
Cold pressed or refined Linseed oil (Windsor Newton)
If you don’t have any brushes I would buy a variety of sizes from 00 to 16
Flats and filberts are both nice to have for variety in your brush work. I like Escoda flats or rounds for my tiny brushes 00, 0.
I prefer Escoda Modernista or Windsor Newton Monarch brushes for sizes 4-16
I would also have one or two fan brushes
palette (glass, wood, or even gray palette paper in a sealable container will work)
2 medium cups
3 dropper bottles for mediums (you will need to measure out your mediums, so buy something you can count out how many drops are used).
1 box Nitram B (soft) charcoal (do not use charcoal pencil or compressed charcoal!)
brush cleaner soap
silicoil (or other brush rinser)
2-3 palette knives
canvases (8×10, or 9×12
tracing paper (Canson) if you would like to learn to transfer an image
All Windsor Newton paints, Damar varnish, linseed oil, silicoil, and a few other supplies can be bought at Hobby lobby where a 40% off coupon can be used on one item at a time. All other supplies should be bought at the art store Dick Blick. They can be ordered online
This online course requires the use of the Zoom program. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone (with camera preferred) and internet. To download the program, click on the following link: zoom.us/download.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. If you need help with Zoom, please let us know and we will schedule a short tutorial for you prior to your class.
Andrea Mosley is a classically trained artist that studied at the atelier Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy for four years under the training of world-renowned artist, John Angel, who himself was a student of the great Pietro Annigoni. Andrea, having won first place in the international 2009 Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition, also received an honorable mention and was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2009 Salon. She was one of 20 international students to be awarded free tuition and board in the Hudson River School summer painting course in 2008.
After completing the Fundamental Program at Angel Academy, she received a scholarship to complete their master portrait painting graduate program. While home in California, Andrea continues to teach art at college level, as well as teaching students privately in her studio.
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
If a student does not attend the workshop, there is no refund. However, they will be given access to the 7-day video recording.
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