David Wells conducted a one day Portrait in Pastels workshop on the 16th April 2016
Our April workshop was a masterclass by a brilliant pastel portrait painter, David Wells. David generously shared his techniques using both pastel pencils and soft pastel sticks to build up subtle flesh tones and realistic hair. We all painted a portrait of David’s artist partner Karen who also generously gave her time and advice to us. Thanks David -we had a terrific day!
DAVID WELLS WORKSHOP – Portrait in Pastels
David is an Australian Visual Artist based in Queensland on Macleay Island.
David Wells was born into an artistic family, but didn’t start painting until he was 26 years old. And he hasn’t wasted anytime since then! He has exhibited extensively and his work has been regularly published in international journals and featured on the cover of both “The Artists Magazine” and “The Pastel Journal.” He was a finalist in the Black Swan prize for portraiture.
David’s appearance on Colour in your Life can be viewed on the youtube channel..
- Portrait in Pastels
- David will demonstrate the techniques he uses and show us how to use pastels to create stunning, modern works of art.
- David’s relaxed yet highly informative teaching style has made him a popular tutor.
- His passion for art and especially pastels is matched by his extraordinary talent, which he is more than happy to share with anyone willing to be taught.
- MATERIALS LIST
- David will provide paper and reference material.
- Schmincke Soft Pastels–
( the letter of course stands for the tint or tone of the colour and is very important. 🙂
– Flesh Orchre #016-O
– Caput Mortuum Pale #023-M
– Pozzuoli Earth #021 – D
– Burnt Green Earth #033- B
Faber Castel Pitt Pastel Pencils-
I’m happy to use a different brand of pastel pencils if there are any issues, Derwent and Conte are the 2 I’ve used before, the only problem is I’m not across the numbers of the colours in those brands.
– White #001
– Brown Ochre #182
– Venetian Red #190
– Van Dyke Brown #176
Faber Castel Polychromos Pastels- Square ones that as sometimes called ‘Conte”
– White # 001
– Raw Umber # 180
– Burnt Sienna # 283
X1 Faber Castel kneadable eraser
X1 Pencil Sharpner
(You may wish to swap some of these colours for similar ones you already have.)
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website.
Any inquiries please contact either Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413 or Thomi Graham on 0408 891 702