16 November 2020
In this 4 session series, Lizet Dingemans covers four important themes in oil painting: Monochrome Warm and cool Form Texture Each session lasts an hour, and Lizet paints in real time so you can either paint along with her or just listen and do your own thing - it's entirely up to you. This course is suitable for all levels, and it's guaranteed to give you insights into oil painting and improve your skills.
A portrait session with John Singer Sargent
13 November 2020
Join Lizet Dingemans from Raw Umber Studios in this hour-long portrait drawing session. Rather than using a live model, we'll be drawing from paintings by John Singer Sargent in the National Portrait Gallery's collection. Working from paintings of other artists is a time-honoured way of learning to draw: Sargent himself copied paintings by artists such as Tintoretto and Velazquez. Lizet will introduce you to the basics of drawing a portrait, and will cover which materials to use, how to get started, the fundamentals of light and shade and how to achieve a likeness. John Singer Sargent was the leading portrait artist of his generation. In 2015, the NPG held the critically acclaimed exhibition "Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends", which in turn inspired Julian Barnes's book "The Man in the Red Coat".
Painting a pear with Craig Stephens
1 November 2020
Craig Stephens paints an alla prima painting every day. In this video, you can watch him paint a pear, and learn about his philoshophy and approach, as well as hear him talk about tools and techniques.