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Watercolour demonstration with Cherry Hood

Virtual event: demonstration

Saturday 21 November 2020
Live online
Simon Tedeschi unplugged
Simon Tedeschi unplugged, 2002 Cherry Hood. © Cherry Hood/Copyright Agency, 2021

Calling all beginners! Join us over Zoom as artist Cherry Hood shows us her unique way of making large-scale watercolour portraits. Then you’ll get the chance to pick her brains with a short Q & A session. Sound good? Book in and we’ll send you some information beforehand, so that you can experiment with her flow, bleed and drip techniques.

Here’s what you'll need:

  • Image - a draft of a large face on watercolour paper ready prepared before the workshop. The face needs to be about 30 to 40cm from chin to top of scull (not hair). You can draw, trace or use a projector to draw with pencil onto your paper, and a large photo of the same image
  • Brushes - a selection of brushes including a large 5cm wide brush 
  • Paint - watercolour paints in 6 colours
  • Paper -  at least 3 56cm x 76cm Arches Watercolour paper with AQUARELLE embossed on it
  • Palette & Containers - a palette with plenty of pots for paint, plus places for mixtures and watery mixtures. You will need half a dozen small, shallow containers for mixing
  • Paper towels, spray bottle and bits and pieces

Cherry Hood is an Australian artist well known for her haunting, large-scale images of faces.

Join the Zoom webinar session by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83955577495

Or put the following details into your Zoom app/account - Webinar ID: 839 5557 7495

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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