Het Koorenhuis, Prinsegracht 27, 2512 EW, Den Haag, The Netherlands

September 2-5.  


Space limited*


In this five day workshop Teresa will talk about and demonstrate her approach to painting the human portrait in oils. We will be painting an array of models, costume and makeup will be part of the setup that students will paint.  Teresa’s approach utilizes classical methods of the nineteenth century blended with a modern understanding of color, brushwork and aesthetics. During the class we will visit the Mesdag Collection to study Antonio Mancini Paintings up close and discuss bravura brushstroke techniques.  Emphasis will be placed upon constructing a proportionate head using anatomy, value and color. Drawing with be done with the brush. Materials and Methods will be discussed and used hands on so participants will need four 16x20 inch panels, an assortment of brushes, a palette and oil paints (see supply list). Students will paint from the live model and receive individual critiques.  


Class Schedule-


Monday September 2- 10AM-12PM (Meet and Greet in De Style Room of Het Korenhuis and Art process & Composition Lecture in De Stijlkamer Conference Room.  

12:00-1:00- Lunch Hour

2:00-5:30- Painting from live models.


Tuesday September 3- 10:00-1:00- Painting Demonstration by Instructor

1:00-2:15- Lunch 

2:15- 5:30-Painting from live models


Wednesday September 4- 10:00-1:00- Painting from live models with critiques

1:00-2:15- Lunch 

2:15- 5:30-Painting from live models with critques


Thursday September 5- 10:00-1:00- Painting from live models with critiques

1:00-2:00- Lunch

2:00-5:00- Vist to the Mesdag Collection to view and speak about Antonio Mancini Paintings, visit the collection.  We will meet after lunch and walk over together (20 min, 1.6km).  Admission included in workshop.


Friday September 6- 10:00-1:00- Painting from live models with critiques

1:00-2:12- Lunch

2:15- 5:30-Painting from live models with critques


Painting Workshop Supplies

This is the recommended palette I use (Paints Available at Natural Pigments Website- https://www.naturalpigments.com/teresa-oaxaca-palette.html

palette knife
paper towels
palette (glass or wood or plastic)

Basic Palette- 

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade 
Chromium Oxide Green
Lemon Ochre
Chrome Yellow Primrose
Lead Tin Yellow Dark
Orange Molybdate
Pozzuoli Red
Alizarin Crimson
Cypress Umber Raw Dark
Lead White #1 
Bone Black 

Extended Palette

Maya Blue
Cobalt Chromite Blue
French Sienna


Expoxide Oil
Age Refined Linseed Oil

Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (listed below) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors. The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint. You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.

Alternative Palette

Ultramarine Blue
Terra Verte
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow light
Naples Yellow
Cadmium Orange
Venetian Red
Alizarin Crimson
Raw Umber
Lead White/a white
Ivory Black
Vermillion or Cadmium Red

Linseed Oil

I paint on both canvases and panels. Medium to smooth weave is preferred, but bring what you are comfortable with. I prefer Claessens oil primed linen rolls and then stretch them myself. At other times I use Artefex oil primed linen on Dibond panel, which are available through NaturalPigments.com. Though these are more expensive they are archival and also give great painting results.

Brushes- Suggestions include a mix of soft brushes (sable, mongoose, or badger hair) and rough sturdy bristle (hog). Synthetics can also be used but I tend not to buy them as much anymore as they don’t keep their shape as well in the long run and make synthetic looking marks.

Some of my favorite brushes include the Rosemary and Co. “Masters Choice” series. Their Ivory series and their Economy Hog Bristle. I also like the Eclipse series that is a good blend of soft natural hairs and comes a little cheaper than sable. Escoda, Simmons, Windsor & Newton, Isabey...Bring what you have. I recommend a range of sizes from 1 to 12, in various shapes and bristle combinations. A house painting brush is useful too for laying in large areas. 

Teresa Oaxaca Portrait Painting Workshop

SKU: Workshop

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