Mixing Warm and Cool Skin Tones - Online Painting Workshop

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Learn about to the fundamentals of mixing warm and cool skin tones and bring more vitality to your portraits and figure paintings.

About this Event

You’ll learn how to identify the main three elements of colour and mix a wide range of colours using a very simple palette.

It is essential to understand these principles to avoid muddy, lifeless colour in your work.

The benefit of this class is that it’s limited to 8 students so that everyone gets plenty of individual feedback.

Workshop Outline

You’ll complete an exercise to explore tonal value, hue temperature and finally chroma, the painting term for colour intensiy.

You’ll then put this into practice by matching colours from a painting to see how the theory works in reality.

This will help you get to grips with the basics of colour mixing and give you a platform to work with more complex palettes.

Even with such a limited palette you can get a surprising range of colour and the small number of pigments allows you to concentrate on keeping the colour mixes simple and clean.

What you’ll learn

  • The three elements needed to identify and mix colour
  • How to simplify and the spectrum into warm and cool colour families
  • How to adjust the intensity of your colours
  • How to organise your palette

Whether you’re looking to learn fundamental principles or brush up existing skills the workshop will have plenty to offer.

How it Works

The workshop will be done online using Zoom, after booking via Eventbrite you’ll be emailed some reference images and a link to the session.

More Info & Enquiries

email: info@northernrealist.com

Visit the Northern Realist Website for more workshops


What Will I need?

You’ll need an internet connection and webcam and the following materials:

Two pieces of primed canvas or canvas paper

2 Medium Bristle Brushes

1 House painting brush

Turpentine, Odourless Mineral Spirits, Sansodor, Zest it or similar

Cold Pressed Linseed Oil

Painting Palette

Dipping Cup

Titanium White Oil Paint

Ultramarine Blue Oil Paint

Burnt Sienna Oil Paint

Rags and Kitchen Roll

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Chris: info@northernrealist.com

What's the refund policy?

Cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Full refund if the course is cancelled

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