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18 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019

Ten Points to the Perfect Portrait

Montagu Events - Ten Points to the Perfect Portrait
Ten Points to the Perfect Portrait - Brush and Palette knife

Date & Time: 18 - 22 November 2019 (Mon - Fri) / 9h00 - 16h00
Venue: Montagu, Western Cape. (Address will be published after entry)
Cost: R 3800- (Light refreshments included )
Presenter: Willie Jacobs - 083 746 1208 wjportraits@gmail.com
Organizer: Laura Liebenberg - 081 787 9259 liepies@gmail.com
assisted by Bes Moller - 072 1476365 besgreyling@gmail.com

Born in 1971 in the Karoo, I grew up on a sheep farm. At an early age my drawings gained recognition in the local community. Life in the veld played a crucial role in developing an understanding of perspective, dimension and colour harmony. I als• developed the ability to visualize and imagine, a skill necessary for a life of portrait painting.
Art was never an option for a full time career. So, after Matric, and a distinction in Technical Drawing, I studied Electrical Engineering through the SAAF. After I got my T3 Diploma in Electrical Engineering I was stationed at the Air Force Base at Louis Trichardt. It was during those Air Force years that I started to develop my artistic talent. From the start portraiture was my main interest and still is today. In 2001 I left Louis Trichardt to pursue my dream of becoming a full time artist.
In 2003 I became a member of AUS (Artists Under The Sun), in 2007 a member of "The Portrait Society of America" and a member of the "Portrait Institute" of the internationally acclaimed portrait artist, John Howard Sanden, and recently a member of the Water Colour Society South Africa (WSSA).
Today I am an accomplished artist, portrait artist and teacher of portraiture, landscape, seascape and still life painting.

1. Workshop content: Ten Points to the Perfect Portrait
*Every artist will d• the workshop in his/her own medium of choice.
*Photo reference: Each student must bring along a photo which they are interested in painting / drawing. Have the photo copied in black & white and enlarged to an A4 size.
Learning Content: ( All artists will d• a step-by-step together with me for tw• days to cover all ten points. Then artists have three days to d• own portrait of choice.)

Day 1:
Design - Thumbnail sketch, Background planning
Light/Dark path planning, Story line
Composition - Placement and size on Canvas
Profile- Drawing on Canvas
Proportions - Landmarks for Likeness

Day 2:
Adding dimension through temperature - relativity;
Introduction to Colour,
Three Bands - Shapes / Values / Temp
Shadow Path / Light Path / Horizontal Shadows
Accents - Primary and Secondary Light Accents / Dark Accents
Intensity - Secondary Colours
Day 3:
Facial Features in detail - Eyes / Nose / Mouth / Ears
Background, Hair, Clothing
Day 4:
Finish portrait and start with second Portraitrendering of choice;
Day 5:
Completion of Painting;
Gesture painting of clothing and accessories.
Creating the supporting background;
Clutter eliminating ideas.

2. Experience required: Experience required only in your medium of choice.

3. Cost:
Workshop: R 3800- per student including light refreshment costs for the five (5) day workshop (for a minimum of 8 students). Deposit of 50% required to book a place at latest 30 days before the workshop.
( Early Bird discount of R 350- if full payment is made on or before 18 October'19 )
NB: Cancellation- You will forfeit 50% of the workshop fee should you cancel within 7 days prior to the workshop.

Bankdetails:
WJ Jacobs
Standardbank
Savings / Access acc 287720446
George Branch

4. Materials List:
* You only need to purchase the medium of choice you want to work in. Every artist d• the workshop in his/her own medium of choice.
4.1 Oil colours: (For artists wh• are going to paint in Oils)
Oils:Limited Palette: Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cad Red Light, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber.
Full Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light/ Pale, Yellow Ochre, Cad Red Light (Cad Red Hue), Light Red (Venetian Red), Cad Orange, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue (French Ultramarine), Cerulean Blue (Cobalt Blue), Viridian Green, Sap Green, Ivory Black
Brushes:Bristle Brushes. #2, 4, 6,8,10 long flats (hog hair)
Smaller and softer brushes for fine detail
Canvas:
Minimum 40x50 cm
Maximum 60x90 cm (Figure)
Canvas pad for practice (Fredrix / Phoenix)
Palette knife:Small & Medium. (Look for palette knife with soft flexible blade).
Solvents:Linseed oil, Artist's White Spirit (Instead of Turpentine), Paint

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