Painting the portrait in oils
5 nights and 3 Day painting
September 18th-23rd, 2023
3 full days of painting tuition from Kate Sparrow. Learn how to paint the portrait in oils.
Half day working from a life model.
All art materials
4 night's accommodation full board in the local Auberge with ensuite bathroom.
Airport pickup from Biarritz.
From Pau or Orthez we will arrange a taxi service for you an additional charge.
Lunch will be buffet style/picnic.
Dinner a full French 3 course meal.
What's not included:
Travel to France.
Participants will need to make their own way to the village of Laás in South West France. There will be one pick up transfer from the airport to the village.
Alcoholic and soft drinks. .
What you will learn
Select and take good source photographs for portraiture
Work from a direct subject
Prime and prepare our canvas
Set up an oil painting palette and organise your working space
Mix solutions for oil painting
Mix a range of colours and tones to create realistic flesh tones.
Create an underpainting using principals from the Masters
How to block in tonal areas and understand the planes of the face
Use a range of techniques to add detail, including glazing techniques
Create a portrait to take home
Auberge de Fontaine
Stay in our village in the welcoming Auberge. Each room has an ensuite. The restaurant is renowned in the area for it's traditional French cuisine. Enjoy a three course evening meal.