Modern Portrait Oil Painting Workshop – 20 March 2022
This is a lovely, yet intense portrait oil painting workshop. It is dedicated to learning how to paint faces with bold abstract colours. We will be covering basic proportions of the face, how to see colour, colour theory, painting without fear, palette knife techniques and other modern oil painting techniques.
Learn how to paint Bold Fearless Modern Portraits with our art teacher Adelle Jansen van Rensburg. The course was developed by artist Lillian Gray.
Lillian Gray Art Studio
82 Kessel Street, Fairland JOHANNESBURG
9:00 – 16:00
All refreshments &
*please inform us of any dietary requirements
Please bring your own oil painting kit.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for this oil painting workshop
- Book online here
- Make payment
- Show up for the course
What do we need to bring?
- An open mind and a positive spirit. This course will change you.
- Notebook and pen
- Your Oil Painting Kit which you can buy here if you need or use it as a checklist for what you will need to bring (the mini oil kit is also fine) But if you do not need the kit from us or would prefer to source the materials yourself, below are a few items that you will need to bring along with you:
- Oil paints
- Stretched canvases A3 x 2
- Palette, brushes, kitchen roll, palette knives & turpentine
- Pinterest on your phone. Please create a board and pin faces you would like to paint.
- We have table easels and standing easels in the studio, no need to bring them.
Please note that our online store has most of these items available but please purchase them PRIOR to the workshop and not on the day of the workshop.
Who can attend?
Adults or teenagers who wish to learn the art of painting bold portraits in oil painting. We will ensure that you leave with unblocked creativity and increased confidence when approaching a blank canvas and a portrait.
What is the structure of the workshop?
The session will consist of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and enough time to paint.
“I am frustrated with oils. I tried it before but it takes forever to dry. How can I master it or work around it?”
Oil painting dominates the world of artistic painting when it comes to medium choice. Oils have stood the test of time and are still the preferred choice of painting medium for many artists.
Oil paints are slow to dry, which allows the artist to work areas in a painting for a long period of time. This can be viewed as an advantage, but also a disadvantage if the desire of the artist is to cover areas of colour with a new one. Lillian will teach you how to complete a portrait one sitting. (Alla Prima) and master working wet on wet.
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Feedback from some of our previous attendees
“Thank you Lilian for a fabulous day . I learnt so much ! You are an extraordinary and exceptionally talented teacher. Your PowerPoint presentations and generous resources are also very much appreciated. Thank you so much !!!”
Glad I got out of my comfort zone
“Thank you Lillian and fellow artists🌻.So glad that I walked out of my comfort zone (i think a lot of us did 👏👏👏) from familiar with using a analogous scheme to a bold complementary one,I could feel my mind was wobbly (but exciting) while putting those bold colors on canvas. Glad that I didn’t chicken out after lunch.🤣 Thank you again❤💗💛💚💙💜”
Broadened my hoizons
“Lillian and Team, you have broadened my horisons and challenged me in every way possible. Perfection is not the key and finding your own style is important. You have made me realise that I need to relax and just create and practice. I have learned that you can never mess up a painting – it is just not finished yet. Felt challenged every second and loved it as comfort is a dream killer.
Loved every moment! 👩🏻🎨🙌🏻👏🏻”
A new eye
“As a creative, you are constantly pouring out – emotionally, thoughtfully, and yes lovingly. You need to refill your cup. Get fresh ideas, new ways of seeing things, be with other creatives, create to have fun and not worry about the outcome. This workshop was all that. Lillian is incredibly generous with her knowledge and completely unpretentious. I learnt to apply my knowledge with a new eye, and mainly to let go and have more fun”