Drop In Studio——Saturdays June, July, August & September, 1pm-4pm $50
You can register at here using our secure Paypal account; for further information, call the registrar at 617-717-9568.
Painting Mudheads (impressionist, silhouette-like portraits) is an exercise designed by Charles Hawthorne. For beginning to advanced painters interested in learning how to construct a portrait, draw the figure or even a pet. We will be discussing anatomy, composition, technique, the phases of portrait painting and the use of the Cape School of Art color palette. Following block still life studies we will work out of doors, weather permitting, on the beach with a model. Anatomy of the head, shoulders and figure will be discussed. Ongoing critiques and discussions on the differences between mudheads and finished portraits will occur. A three class minimum is recommended for this class.
Sophia Reznick studied at the Florence Academy of Art with the Egelis and with Nelson Shanks. She was commissioned to do a portrait of Prince Michael of Kent and had an internship at the Hawthorne School of Art. Sophia can be seen painting at https://youtu.be/ZxqhBs_6ov4 with the model against the backdrop of the Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown as well as the landscape of the dunes and the sea.
Winsor-Newton (or equivalent quality such as Rembrandt) Artist Oils:
Permanent Green Light
Permanent Green Deep
Manganese Blue or Sevres Blue
Optional – Indian Red and Mars Violet
200 ml tube Titanium White
Optional – blue pencil
Gessoed panels: Masonite, Luan or birch plywood – Bring as many as 5-6 per day in a variety of sizes: 9×12″, 11×14″, 12×16″, 16×20″
NOTE: If you purchase pre-gessoed panels, be sure to brush them with another coat of gesso or else they will be too slick, and the paint will not adhere properly.
Palette knife: Loew Cornell #J-15 or similar
Easel: Plein Air type: Stan-Rite #300 or similar (you can purchase the Stan-Rite easel for $50. or less on Ebay.)
Vegetable oil for cleanup
Rolls of soft paper towels such as Bounty
Small plastic trash bags
Hat with brim (such as a baseball cap)
NOTE: do not wear tinted or transition eyeglasses. Wear Black or medium-colored shirts, no white or bright colors as they will reflect into your painting.