Monday, March 26, 2012

The Portrait Sketch in Oil- Shots from the day

Cass Art, Islington was the venue for my second workshop demo at Cass Art. Altogether I had 17 participants and they all had fun! The workshop ran from 12-4pm and I decided to do 2 colour sketches with all the talk and explanation in the first 2 hours and then let the class do their own paintings from 2-4pm with a bit of critique and feedback from me. Winsor & Newton joined up with Cass Arts to supply a generous amount of oil colour, brushes, solvent, medium, disposable palettes, canvas boards and canvas for the demo and the participants to try out.

The class had 3 options of which to choose two.
1. was to watch me do a portrait sketch from life in an hour.
2. was watch me do a portrait sketch from a photo.
3. was to watch me to a portrait sketch from one of my black and white sketches.

They decided to watch me to

1. a portrait sketch in colour from a coloured photo (Kezia)

2. a portrait sketch in colour from a black and white photo(Monty)

I am really thankful to Emmanuel and Iman (participants on the day) for taking great pictures while the workshop was going on

1st demo was one of Kezia

Adebanji starts the First Demo

Adebanji finishes the First Demo

2nd demo was one of Monty

Adebanji starts the Second Demo

Adebanji finishes the Second Demo

Other shots from the day




"Using a little bit of paint, one cannot learn to use a lot. Using a lot one can learn to use a little"

"Start the finish with the first brushstroke-then finish the start"

In learning how to paint, the only technical thing to learn is how to hold the brush and make the brushstroke."

-David A. Leffel Mantras


Azra said...

I just wanted to add that I managed to get my painting home in very good condition.So thankyou for wrapping it in such a clever way.

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra! You are welcome! You won't want to hear what happened to mine- I thought I did a good job, only to get home and see that they were sandwiched.:0(

Modern Nigerian Visual Artist said...

It looks like a lot of activities in the class.. *pictures*

It must have been great watching you paint & draw live. Am really surpried at how many artwork you made in a single day/show.

You are really an amazing artist. I am inspired by this blog (previous posts).

Anyway, "more grease to your elbow"

adebanji said...

Thanks Ife Ka for your encouraging comments, I'm glad you are inspired by the blog!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Awesome inspiration for them and for you!

Sadami said...

Thank you for sharing the precious demos. I'm always learning a lot from you. Keep up your wonderful blogs.

adebanji said...

Thanks Victoria!

adebanji said...

Thanks, You are welcome Sadami!