14th June 2019 Van Gogh Portraits with Sarah Wimperis
Van Gogh Portraits with Sarah Wimperis
Friday 14th June 2019
Attic Studios, Pegasus Art
10am – 4pm All Abilities
Sarah Wimperis is a professional artist and illustrator and the only English artist to be part of a team of 125 artists from across the globe to inhabit the works of Vincent Van Gogh in order to create the Oscar nominated animated film Loving Vincent.
Sarah’s workshop is intended to gain a little understanding of the style and techniques of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. It is also intended to be fun and a chance to exercise the right hand side of your brain! It is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. We will look at several demonstration paintings and drawings in the van Gogh style, Sarah will explain his techniques.
Please bring along a reference photograph of your subject. Try to find a photograph that doesn’t involve lots of teeth showing! If you want to paint a self portrait you will need a small self-standing mirror.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist-animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and through sheer practice, an expert in the style of Van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and RWS aswell as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She was head of Art at the International School of Stavanger in Norway for six years and has taught art to adults for years. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Royal Talens. www.sarahwimperis.co.uk
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- Canvas or board 30cm x 40cm
- Paint: traditional oil paints or water based oils. A starter set should consist of two yellows – lemon yellow and a stronger cadmium or equivalent, two reds – cadmium red or an equivalent bright red plus an alizarin, madder or cadmium deep red; two blues – cobalt blue and ultramarine (landscape artists like cerulean for the sky), a few earth colours – yellow ochre, burnt umber, burnt sienna and the stronger white Titanium. Greens can be mixed but Terre Verte is useful for colour mixing. Cobra Water Mixable Oil Starter Set
- Brushes: Suitable for oil painting, filbert, small, medium and large
- kitchen towel and jam jar
- palette knife
- Cardboard box / flat piece of cardboard to lay your wet painting on the car journey home.
- Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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