Painting Materials Explored- 18th Century Portrait Painters

25 Jul 2011 – 29 Jul 2011

Event times

10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£370 (£325 plus $45 material cost)

Royal Drawing School | Trinity Buoy Wharf

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Number 277
  • Canning Town (Jubilee Line/DLR)
  • East India DLR

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Painting Materials Explored — 18th Century Portrait Painters Pip Seymour Kensington Palace Studios, 10am-5pm Book now £370 (£325 plus £45 materials cost) An intense week of preparation of raw materials for painting, to include canvas stretching and priming; choosing oil colours and a practical workshop for hand-making oil colours and oil painting mediums. The hand-made materials will then be used to create a series of portrait studies from the model, working in the manner of 18th century portrait painters such as Romney and Reynolds. Monday: Canvas stretching and priming workshop Tuesday: Preparation and application of toned ground / Underpainting in oil colour in the 18th century manner. Wednesday: The 18th century portrait painter's palette: preparation of historic pigments by hand to make bespoke oil colours. Thursday: Portrait Study from the model - second layer / Study of 18th Century painting mediums and modern equivalents (glaze mediums). Friday: Portrait Study from the model - overglazes, working-up, scumbling and various experimental techniques as employed by Reynolds. *All specialist materials will be provided for this course including canvases, paints and historic pigments and glaze mediums. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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