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Workshop: Capturing a portrait, with Amanda Webster

With your host John


Watch this two hour art tutorial video with portrait artist Amanda Webster, walking you through the drawing and painting of a watercolour portrait of a young man. ** Details below ** Workshop available from 17 November 2022.


**See recommended materials below**


Join Amanda for a drawing and painting session, to produce a portrait of a young man in watercolours. She will show you how to begin the drawing process using simple measuring techniques in order to complete an accurate line drawing prior to painting. A variety of washes will then be applied, including the use of cling film for texture in the hair, before the final brush strokes to complete the painting.

Example painting

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• PAPER: 300gsm Not surface watercolour paper (Amanda uses Bockinford)

• PAINTS: Watercolours- Medium yellow, Burnt sienna, Vermillian , Permanent rose, Ultramarine blue

• BRUSHES: Wash brush, large, medium and small watercolour brushes

• OTHER: 4B pencil, rubber and board to lean on, kitchen roll, cling film, plate for mixing colours


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