Painting a Portrait at Home with Christabel Blackburn
Join Portrait Artist of The Year winner, Christabel Blackburn, in her first tutorial on painting a portrait. This class will cover setting up your portrait, with an introduction to materials and tips on how to position your subject, be it self-portrait or painting your partner or child. It will also show you how to arrange your palette. Putting first marks down and mapping out proportions and shadow shapes.
Materials you might need: Oil Paints. Colours Christabel will use are: Titanium White, Unbleached Titanium Dioxide, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium red, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black. Brushes: I use flat, square head hogs brushes and synthetic.
Medium: Christabel uses Zest It and linseed Oil and Zest It for cleaning my brushes.
Christabel will be using a primed wooden Board but you can use canvas/canvas board/oil paper. Easel and/or drawing board if taping down paper. Mirror if doing self portrait. Hand held mirror for seeing mistakes.
Instead of taking payment for this class, Partnership Editions is accepting a voluntary donation of £10, 100% of which will be donated to The Trussell Trust - a food bank charity that is supporting those who are in need of food during the Covid Pandemic.