Painting wild and free Tarentaal (Guineafowl) with Derric van Rensburg

Join acrylic artist Derric van Rensburg for this 45 minute Arty Class. Filmed live from Cape Town, South Africa on 27 April 2021.


This Arty class will focus on painting a Guineafowl (Tarentaal in Afrikaans) in acrylic but in a sketchy and watercolour inspired manner.

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**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


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Join us for a fun class painting one of South Africa’s most iconic birds. A tutorial in how to not “over-think”!


Preparation: Using a varnishing brush, apply a white primer to the canvas (quite haphazardly) and allow to dry. The use of a varnishing brush sets the scene for a textured outcome.


Reference painting example:

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Recommended materials

Canvas: Approximately 40x40 cm, however, any rectangular or square shaped canvas is sufficient

Paint: Any acrylic paint with the approximate colours mentioned below. South African brands include Zellen or Schub. International brands include Lukas or Daler Rowney. The table below lists the paint pigments needed (examples given in two different brands).

Zellen Cobalt blue is very different from other brands of Cobalt blue (try and source a different brand for this particular workshop)

Brushes: Flat nylon (1/4, 1/2, 1 and 1.5 inch), Rigger brush (no. 1 if possible), no. 10 or 12 round brush (brush is round but has a point) and a varnishing brush (2 or 3 inch).

Other: palette sheet / glass / small white board (to mix colours on), an old towel (to dry and clean brushes), a small container with water (to rinse brushes), baby wipes (optional)