LIVE Online Figure Painting Workshop with Hazel Soan
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Saturday February 27 at 9:00AM EST
Join UK artist Hazel Soan as she guides students though her process for painting figures in watercolour in this 3-hour LIVE online workshop event. Students will get an over-the-shoulder view of Hazel's sketch and can paint along with Hazel using the reference photo provided.
Hazel trained at the Camberwell College of Arts and the Leicester College of Art. When London’s National Portrait Gallery acquired work by Hazel Soan, it was seen as an official endorsement of her skill and recognition of her life in art. She has exhibited worldwide and is well-known for her role as an Art Expert on Channel 4’s popular daytime television programme Watercolour Challenge and for her two series’ of Splash of Colour, made by Anglia TV. Hazel is a bestselling author of numerous highly regarded art tutorial books including Learn to Paint People Quickly. Hazel resides in London and is currently exhibiting at the M1 Fine Art Gallery in London.
Workshop Date and Time
This event will be held on Saturday February 27 at 9:00AM EST (4:00pm GMT+2; 2:00pm GMT; 6:00AM PST).
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Please note ticket sales for this event close February 25.
The workshop will be divided into 6 stages:
- Sketching in Pencil
- Masking out the Highlights
- Blocking in the Background
- Indicating Architectural Features
- Painting the Figures
- Finishing Touches
LIVE Q + A
At the end of each stage Hazel will pause to answer your questions LIVE and to allow participants time to catch up or take a short break.
Includes 24/7 Lifetime Access to the Recorded Workshop
This LIVE workshop will be recorded and participants will be sent a link for free 24/7 lifetime access to the recorded workshop approximately a week after the LIVE event.
How to Participate
This LIVE workshop event will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. A link to the workshop as well as the reference photo will be sent to participants after checkout. Participants will need a web browser and reliable internet access and should set aside approximately 3 hours for the workshop. Participants are advised to sign in to the Zoom call half an hour in advance and to have their sketching materials set up and ready to go prior to the start of the workshop.
PAPER: 100% cotton paper, eg Saunders Waterford, Arches, Fabriano, Rough surface.140lb+ weight, painting size approx 12 x 16 inches
PENCIL: HB-2B pencils for sketching putty rubber, pencil sharpener/blade.
PAINT: Hazel uses an Enamel paintbox/palette with pans and the same colours in tubes for ready access to neat colour. Brand: Hazel uses Schmincke with a couple of Winsor & Newton colours. Since brands make Artist’s Quality colours with differing pigments I have added a Colour Index classification code after the main colours below so you can check for pigment similarity.
- Ultramarine Finest (Blue PB29)
- Yellow Raw Ochre (PY42/43)
- Burnt Sienna (PR101),)
- Indigo (PB15:1 PB66)
- Additional Colours I may use
- Cadmium Red (PR108) / English Venetian Red (PR 101)
- Alizarin Crimson (PR83) / Violet (Dioxazine PV23 )
- Indian Yellow (PY110/154 or PY153/PO62),
- Titanium White
BRUSHES: Ideally sable or natural hair watercolour brushes, Round, sizes 10, 8, 6. (NB sizes are no longer standard) Flat brush (approx 1”) Rigger, optional
WATER: 3 water pots and towel/kitchen towel
Additional materials: Masking Fluid and applicator/old small brush
Natural sponge (optional)
Click on the reference photo below to download.