Enrol in Painting Pets & Animals Workshop
Course Code: ARTS2345
This workshop takes the rich character of classic animal portraits as inspiration - the work of Bonheur and Landseer - as well as contemporary watercolours of animals, carrying on these beautiful figurative traditions. Demonstrations will focus on specific aspects of the animal portrait in detail: grounding the portrait through capturing the expressive eye; using colour families to evoke lively browns, blacks and earth colours; and translating texture through drybrush and other techniques. Reference will be provided for all exercises, with examples from across the animal kingdom. Instruction will explore the full scope of the watercolour medium as relates to the animal portrait: drybrush textures, underpainting for definition of form, enriching flat colour, conserving whites, iridescence and colour mixing. Handouts will be available, detailing demonstrations and exercises. Instruction in a step-by-step approach to the animal portrait will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to discuss, with the instructor, a project from your own reference.