Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The "OIL PORTRAIT SKETCH"-My Free Workshop at Cass Arts

Cass Arts have been running free workshops every weekend this season and on Saturday I going to be running the show from 12-4pm. In collaboration with Winsor & Newton, who will be supplying all the materials for the day-I'll be demonstrating how I convert my black and white sketches to colour. It's all about the portrait sketch.

I have copied and pasted this from the Cass Arts website
Saturday 24th March
Drop in 12pm-4pm
FREE Materials also available to sample, age 18+
Paint oil colour portraits with Adebanji Alade and get
hints, tips and advice on everything oil. In this
hands-on workshop learn how to capture the story
behind every face and see how you can ‘sketch with
colour’, bringing gesture and life

It's a great opportunity to come and have some fun, ask all the questions about sketching in black and white and colour!

Where others found inspiration in dreams I found it in Nature. Many have called that a lack of imagination. I gladly call it a love of reality.~ Anders Zorn (culled from The Art and Influence blog)


Greybrush, [Steve Dominey] said...

I've always admired Zorn's paintings but I didn't know he had a particular pallet. What was it? if you don't mind saying? He had such a great economy of brush strokes and I can see he has been an influence on your work.

adebanji said...

Thanks, Anders Zorn wraps up everything I love about painting and drawing. His palette is helping me to learn colour harmony and economy of it's usage.

His palette consisted of
A white
Yellow Ochre
Vermillion or Cadmium Red Light
Ivory Black

Check out
these links for more on this.




Greybrush, [Steve Dominey] said...

Super, Thanks!

adebanji said...

You are welcome!

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Wow! What a great opportunity to see a ,aster at work. Wish I could attend.
Best wishes,

adebanji said...

Thanks Vinayak! You never know, maybe one day-I'll be able to be in the same city as you, then we can learn from each other.

Azra said...

I have been so looking forward to this workshop!! All being well i will see you there.

adebanji said...

Great Azra! It will be great so see you too! I hope we'll all have a great day!