Workshop: Overlaying Transparencies in a Watercolour Portrait with Amanda Webster

With your host John

Join watercolour artist Amanda Webster for this 2-3hr workshop webinar to paint a Malawi gentleman. ** Details below ** Broadcasting live from England on 5 April 2022, Tuesday at 3:30PM (UK time). Please make a note in your diary.


Once purchased, the relevant downloadable reference pictures and Zoom link will be sent to the day before the event. If you are an SKA Patron (level 2 and up), you do not need to purchase the recording. It is included when you book the live event ticket.


NOTE: When attending the live event, your video and microphone are deactivated by default. You can however speak to the artist should you wish. You will also get the opportunity of sharing your completed painting(s) with the artist even if after the event (or after you have watched the recording), for comments and feedback.


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(link coming on day of event)


**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


In this workshop, Amanda will firstly show you how to achieve a likeness in pencil. Next you will learn how to apply a medium tone of paint to the features, then overlay coloured washes to achieve skin tone. Finally, touches of white gouache will be applied to the lights of the eyes if necessary.

Example painting

Reference photo

Materials Top-Up

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• PAPER: A4 or A3 watercolour paper - 300gsm, NOT surface

• PAINTS: Whatever you have that's similar - it doesn't have to be the same name.

Gamboge or any medium yellow, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Purple lake, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine, Payne's Grey

• BRUSHES: Large wash brush for wetting the paper, small brush for details, medium brush (size 8) for features, 1" chisel brush and 3/4 oval brush for washes. Your favourite lifting out brush

• OTHER: Stiff board to lean on, 4B - 6B pencil and rubber, kitchen roll/tissue