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Painting Large Scale Watercolour Portraits with Cherry Hood

“To make a very good painting is a better goal than to make a great likeness.” – Cherry Hood

For this three day workshop, established Artist Cherry Hood will demonstrate her unique method of drafting and painting a large scale watercolour painting of a face from a photograph. The artist’s method teaches the proportions and relationships of all the facial features.

  • Day 1 will be spent on a demonstration and tutorial for drafting the face to show how, using a photo, via the artist’s scaling and measuring techniques, students can draft a good likeness from their own images.
  • Day 2 and Day 3 participants will be developing their watercolour portraits.

Cherry will advise and continue over the weekend to give painting demonstrations which combine to show in detail, the complete process she has developed to make her renowned paintings, with special short demonstrations of eyes, hair, nose, mouth as needed or requested. While this is less of a portrait workshop than a painting workshop, the scaling up and drafting components will allow participants to get a very good likeness for Portraiture.

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Apr 16 2021


9:30 am - 4:00 pm



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Sydney Art Space, 64 Darley Street
Mona Vale
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