Discover portrait painting in Acrylics using large, expressive brush strokes, vibrant flashes of colour and relinquishing absolute detail. The priority will be to reflect a character rather than produce an exact photographic copy. You will be surprised how much you can underplay as long as you achieve the overall bone structure. The key will be to build the face from large measurements rather than one accurate eye ball at a time. Paint will be applied thick with multiple colours loaded in each stroke.There will be short demonstrations and plenty of one to ones, with new takes on constructing the drawing and colour mixing. The course is suitable for anyone but please come along with an open mind.
About the Artist
Working as an illustrator for over 15 years, Hashim gained valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and painting techniques. His client list varies from The Times, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Time magazine, an ad campaign for Smirnoff and a stamp for The Royal Mail. Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards; most recently the 2009 SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year. Over the last few years he has been keen to explore his own ideas and evoke a greater emotional response in his paintings. Contrasting flecks of colour, heavy textural paint and expressive brush strokes combine to bring greater depth and mood to each painting.
What you will need to bring:
Your usual Acrylic paints and kit, selection of flat brushes ½” to 1½” 2 inch, size A3 canvases, board or an Acrylic or Watercolour pad. Bring the paints you are used to or as a guide Hashim uses Daler Rowney System 3 Heavy Body Acrylics: Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Phthalo Green, Coeruleum Blue, Process Cyan, Deep Violet, Titanium White. Additional materials will be available on the day. Photographic reference will be provided but feel free to bring along your own reference.
Includes Home Cooked Lunch, All Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.