Having painted the portraits of celebrated personalities, leading businessmen and women, and top tier Australian law and government officials, it is apt that in this workshop, Paul will be teaching the methodology behind his approach to portraiture. Paul has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize twelve times, has twice won the Packing Room Prize and was awarded the People’s Choice Award in 2001.
Join Paul in The portrait masterclass where he will demonstrate his own methods of painting portraits in oil, discuss his palette and his approach to colour mixing for natural looking skin tones. There will be a focus on tonal values, lost and found edges and other techniques that are helpful when trying to achieve a realistic likeness of the live model. Consideration of the work of masters such as Velázquez, Sargent and Whistler, who used similar methods to great effect in their paintings will aid in this approach. There will be opportunity during the day for one-on-one discussion and assistance.
The Masterclass Workshop Series provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the creative practices of past winners and finalists from the prestigious Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Designed for the more experienced artist, these workshops will enable you to further develop your skills and experiment with practices under the expertise of these highly regarded artists.
Morning tea provided. Bring your own lunch or purchase at the Gallery.
These workshops are designed for people with drawing and painting experience wishing to extend their skills and practice. They are not suitable for beginners. A full list of required materials will be supplied upon booking or emailed upon request. Basic supplies such as pencils and paper provided. For this workshop, materials used will be oil paint.