Paint a Portrait in WAteroclour with Susie Murphie

OVERVIEW

Susie Murphie is a watercolour artist with more than 30 years experience. She shares her passion through teaching; skilfully capturing a moment in time with landscape, still life and animal subjects.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Perfect your skill for painting a portrait in watercolour. Using simple techniques, you will learn Susie’s approach to ‘drawing a face; how to create realistic eyes and how to keep watercolours transparent and beautiful. Susie will guide you through every step and her method teaches you essential techniques to tackle many subjects with confidence. 

With a limited palette of six colours, Susie will demonstrate how to mix lovely skin tones as well as hair, lip and eye colours. Also how to control the paint and create simplified transparent portraits. 

Susie is a gifted and enthusiastic teacher.

 

Date:  Saturday 13th June 2020
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

CLASS INFORMATION

MATERIALS LIST

Please bring the following materials:  Brushes

  • Some portrait photographs you would like to use as reference – printed on A4 paper, ensuring you can see the face clearly. Susie will also bring reference materials.
  • Susie recommends Windsor and Newton watercolour paints. They are affordable, excellent quality and ensure optimum results. Small tubes are fine and last for months, if not years. 
  • Windsor and Newton colours: 
    French Ultramarine Blue
    Quinacridone Magenta
    Quinavridone Gold
    Burnt Sienna
    Raw Sienna
  • Watercolour paper cold pressed pad – A3 or A4. Please don’t bring cheap quality from a discount store or you will produce and inferior result
  • LARGE watercolour palette – alternatively bring a large white plastic or ceramic plate
  • Watercolour brushes size 12 and 16, synthetic round brushes from Bunnings craft section are less than $5 each and are excellent. You will not need small brushes. 
  • Pencil 2B, eraser, notebook
  • Old cloth (hand towel, tea towel or paper towels) 
  • Masking tape or clips
  • Please bring lunch. (morning/afternoon tea and refreshments are included in the workshop) 

 

VENUEAll Saints

All Saints Church Hall
85 Ocean Street,
Woollahra

 

TRAVEL

Edgecliff Station and walk (10 mins) up Ocean St
For bus routes visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 50
Free parking in the grounds of the Church

 

PRICE

Susie Murphie portrait of a boy

 

$180.00 per person

 

CANCELLATION:
A refund is possible if a replacement booking is received.

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