Large Scale Watercolour Portrait with Cherry Hood

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  • Watercolour Portrait with Cherry Hood
     July 2, 2021 - July 4, 2021
     9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this 3-day Workshop , Cherry Hood will demonstrate her unique method of drafting and painting a large scale watercolour painting of a face from a photo.

The Friday will be spent on a demonstration and tutorial for drafting the face.

Cherry shows how, using a photo, her scaling and measuring technique, students can draft a good likeness of the photo. The method teaches the proportions and relationships of all the facial features.

During the workshop Cherry does special short demonstrations of eyes, hair, nose, mouth as needed or requested.

“To make a very good painting is a better goal than to make a great likeness.”

Students of all levels usually achieve at least one very good painting by the second day of the workshop.

Cherry inspires students to really ‘go for it!’ with large brushes and very watery washes of paint. She demonstrates and encourages student to use loose painting techniques. She shows the pouring of washes from containers, dripping and moving the paint around the paper by tilting manipulating it.

Cherry encourages all kinds of methods other than the use of the paint brush!

She wants each student to grow in experience. This is a workshop aimed at encouraging students to make a fantastic, interesting and unique painting.

3-day Watercolour Portrait Workshop

Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July 2021



ALL students need to bring an excellent enlarged print of the face they want to paint. This is an essential component of the workshop.

Prints must be at least A4 size with the subjects whole head about 25 cm high. Ideally the photo should show the whole face and some of the neck as well. The subject should not be grinning, or showing teeth. The photo must be very clear and sharp. We need to see every detail especially the eyes. Ideally every eyelash needs to be visible.

Cherry assists each participant with their individual needs and issues. But she cannot perform miracles with an inadequate reference so neither can students. If their photo is substandard it’s a huge handicap for the student.

The reverse is true too. A wonderful photo can help students make a great painting.





Venue Phone: (07) 3286 5360

Venue Website:

3 Shore Street East, Cleveland, Queensland, 4163, Australia


Shore Studio is located at:
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