Painting the Nude
You will explore painting techniques to enhance your awareness of the emotional power of colour. Through the handling of painting, you can increase the expressive content of your work. You will be encouraged to complete many canvasses in oil or acrylic...
Taught by: Michael Major.
You will explore painting techniques to enhance your awareness of the emotional power of colour. Through the handling of painting, you can increase the expressive content of your work. You will be encouraged to complete many canvasses in oil or acrylic. Reference to the work of other artists will enable you to consider a variety of historical and contemporary approaches used for painting the nude, which can inform your practice.
We will explore how to apply colour, texture and layers.
You will also use shape and tone to explore composition possibilities.
By the end of the course you should :
- have produced many canvas in oil or acrylic
- have practiced a range of key technical skills and explored different approaches to painting a nude model
- have more confidence and to produce more sustained paintings
- be able to apply the principles that you practiced to other subjects such as still life and landscape painting
Who should do this course?
The course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced students who wish to practice and improve their painting skills using a nude model.
Follow up courses
After doing this course you could try the Oil Painting Course to explore other painting subjects, such as Landscape Oil Painting or Still Life Oil Painting.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Odourless mineral spirit: Sansodor, Shellsoll T or Zest-IT
- 2 canvases approx 30 x 36 inches
- Tubes of oil paints OR Acrylic paints: Titanium white and Zinc white - Lemon yellow, Cadmium yellow and Indian Yellow - Cadmium red and Alizarin Crimson - Ultramarine Blue and Cobalt blue - Viridian Green - Windsor Violet- Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and Yellow ochre
- Oil painting brushes: short, flats, bristle (a sensible range of sizes). Please make sure you have a couple of large, medium and small ones
- Lots of rags and kitchen rolls
- Jars with lids
- Palette knife
- Turpentine is NOT allowed
- Linseed oil
- Liquin (speeds up drying time)
- Roll of greaseproof paper for palette, or a piece of flat white melamine about 14 x 12 inches.