Course "Exploring portrait painting with Gouache"



Exploring portrait painting with Gouache

Unlock the secrets of gouache portraits with Jordan Rodes, mastering vibrant skin tones and overcoming medium challenges in just one course.

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Dive into gouache portraits with Jordan M.Rhodes and master the medium's unique challenges, from achieving ideal opacity to perfecting skin tones. This course offers a deep dive into gouache's peculiarities, such as managing its reactivation and mastering its changing appearance from wet to dry. 

With expert guidance, you'll learn to leverage gouache for expressive, vibrant portraits, transforming technical hurdles into your artistic strengths. Join us to unlock the secrets of gouache and elevate your portrait artistry.

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Meet your instructor

Jordan M.Rhodes

  • Jordan's journey to the realm of art began as a means to unwind from lab work as a Ph.D. Chemist, evolving into a full-fledged passion
  • Reluctantly sharing work on Instagram during graduate school led to a supportive online community and garnered attention from various clients
  • Jordan has had the privilege to collaborate with renowned names such as Strathmore, Princeton Brushes, Sktchy, Columbia Records, Disney Plus, and Grammy-nominated artist D Smoke
  • Proficient in both traditional and digital media, Jordan's current favorite medium is gouache paint
  • While predominantly focused on portraiture, Jordan maintains a commitment to continuous learning and experimentation
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Certificate of completion

Upon completion of the course we issue a certificate. The certificate could be used as a proof of your qualification's upgrade at work (if it is related to arts) and for your private affairs as a recognition of your mastery in painting. 

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Which materials do you need for the course?

Brushes: Princeton Neptune, Mottler Size 2”, Wash ½”, Round Size 2

Princeton Velvetouch, Wash 1”, Angle Shader ½”, Flat Shader Size 10

Painting Surface:
  • Strathmore Toned Tan Mixed Media 12” x 9”
  • Miscellaneous
  • Butcher tray (mixing palette)
  • Water bucket
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Masking tape

Paint: I use goauche from various brands such as Maimeri, Turner, and M. Graham but you can use any brand that you’d like. Winsor and Newton gouache is probably the easiest to find in most art stores. Budget brands like Arteza will work as well. You can see my full palette below if interested.  All of these colors are certainly not necessary for this lesson or for painting in general.

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Our working hours:
Monday — Friday
7 am — 6 pm Central European Time (CET)