Andrea Huelin is a painter who takes her inspiration from the often-overlooked aspects of everyday life. A former journalist, Huelin is interested in observing and recording what she sees, giving pause to fleeting moments and offering new ways to observe the ordinary.
She has held solo exhibitions in Queensland and New South Wales, and has taken part in group shows across Australia and in Berlin with Michael Reid Gallery. She is a regular finalist in the EMSLA award, and is included in the Commonwealth Government's Artbank collection. Huelin's portrait of Stanley Jones AO is on permanent display in the Cairns Supreme Court.
In this online demonstration, Andrea shows how she selects and mixes her colours before starting on a portrait. She will demonstrate her ‘alla prima’ method in a quick portrait study from a photograph.
Once registered, a link will be sent to your email address closer to the event date.
This event is FREE.
List of suggested materials and notes by the artist:
Oil paint: Titanium white, warm yellow (like Cadmiumyellow Mid), yellow ochre, scarlet red (like Cadmium red light), alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, raw umber, burnt umber, paynes grey
Oil painting board, paper or canvas
Reference picture, something with good contrast
Size 4 filbert brush
Flat brush, about size 8 (about 1.5 centimetres wide). I use the ‘Neef flat stiff synthetic’ (green handled) brushes.
Small round brush for details (optional), size 1 or 2
Lean oil painting medium, or a half/half mixture of linseed oil and odourless solvent
Odourless solvent for cleaning up at the end
A palette – about A3 size. A laminated piece of white paper does nicely, or you can use some glass or Perspex.
A couple of rags
A small shallow container for your medium
Two jars for cleaning your brushes at the end
You can buy the art materials at any online art supplier, or your local art supplies store. I buy my supplies at www.theartshop.com.au. Any brands will do, but Art Spectrum is a well-priced Australian brand.